Mattingly would fit well with Nationals
As you all already must know, the Los Angeles Dodgers and manager Don Mattingly have parted ways. CBS Sports’ Jon Heyman was the first to report the split and the mutual decision was later made official Thursday afternoon on the Dodgers’ official Twitter account.
The Dodgers and Don Mattingly have mutually agreed that Mattingly will not return to manage the club in 2016. pic.twitter.com/60xujjrob6
— Los Angeles Dodgers (@Dodgers) October 22, 2015
Both reports stated that the decision was mutual; however, speculation about Mattingly’s job security has run rampant for months, if not the entire five years he’s been the team’s skipper. So, what is next for the Dodger’s former manager?
Luckily for Mattingly, there are a number of teams in need of a manager, including the Seattle Mariners, Washington Nationals, San Diego Padres and the Miami Marlins, who have reportedly already shown interest in hiring Mattingly.
Despite the Marlins’ interest, it is the Washington Nationals who should be interested in the newly-available managerial candidate.
Although the Nationals have already interviewed a handful of managers, general manager Mike Rizzo did say that they would be doing a much more thorough search for a manager this time around; it should include interviewing Don Mattingly.
To find out why Mattingly would be the best fit for the Washington Nationals, you can use the link below to finish my column on Today’s Knuckleball: