Mattingly, Nationals, manager

Nationals managerial search should turn towards Mattingly


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.

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. 

Mattingly, Nationals

Don Mattingly. Mark Goodman/Icon Sportswire.

 

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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:

Nationals would be best fit for Mattingly

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