Don Mattingly and the Marlins are “in serious talks”


Jon Heyman reports that the Marlins are in “serious talks” with Don Mattingly to be their next manager.

Mattingly interviewed in Miami on Monday and Heyman says “everyone’s expectation is that it will happen.” According to Heyman, Mattingly was owner Jeffrey Loria’s “top choice from the start.” Given baseball’s distaste for teams breaking news during the World Series, it’s possible that things are all but done, actually, and that the Marlins are just waiting for a break in the action to break the news.

Mattingly managed the Dodgers for five years, compiling a record of 446-363 and winning the NL West title each of the past three years.