Friedman: Mattingly will return as manager


This was expected, Joe Maddon-talk notwithstanding: Dodgers president Andrew Friedman said at his introductory press conference today that Don Mattingly will “definitely” be the club’s manager in 2015.

And Mattingly will not be a lame duck, as he is under contract through 2016. That give Friedman at least a year, and possibly two, to impress upon Mattingly that he needs to play his best players as much as possible.