In June, before the Dodgers turned around, manager Don Mattingly was on the verge of getting fired. Now, after leading the Dodgers to the NLCS, he has received a contract extension that will last through the 2016 season. With the help of Yasiel Puig, Mattingly took the Dodgers from 12 games under .500 in mid-June to 28 games over in late September and finished 92-70, reaching the NLCS where they lost to the Cardinals in six games. Mattingly finished second to Pirates manager Clint Hurdle for the NL Manager of the Year. As for his Hall-of-Fame chances, it doesn’t seem that Mattingly has a chance to make it in with many new stars on the ballot this year, and after receiving only 13.2% of the votes in 2013.
Don Mattingly signs extension with Dodgers
January 7, 2014