Reports: Don Mattingly’s job is safe, but general manager Ned Colletti is on the hot seat

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The fallout from the Los Angeles Dodgers’ early postseason dismissal may already be starting …

Mark Saxon of ESPNLosAngeles.com is hearing that Don Mattingly’s job as manager “is safe” despite some questionable decisions in the NLDS, including leaving Yasiel Puig out of the starting lineup for the elimination game Tuesday in St. Louis. But general manager Ned Colletti might not be as fortunate, and if Colletti goes Mattingly could soon follow him.

FOX Sports’ Ken Rosenthal has the dirt …

The Dodgers have made the playoffs in back-to-back seasons, but they were ousted by the Cardinals in last year’s National League Championship Series and the Cardinals knocked them out a round earlier this year. A record $240 million payroll comes with high (probably even unreasonable) expectations from ownership.