Below is 2 polls about the next Nats manager. Let us know your thoughts. One name that has joined the rumor mill is Don Mattingly.
Don Mattingly has avoided the firing squad in LA for years now, and his time could be up shortly which would allow GM Farhan Zaidi the ability to hire his own manager.
Rizzo and Mattingly know each other well and Mattingly’s agent Ray Schulte happens to live in Potomac, MD which probably won’t factor into it except for the ease of negotiating. It would be a risk for Rizzo to bring in a Manager like Mattingly who has been called an underachiever; however, Donnie Baseball also has his supporters who say the GM’s in LA have created a dysfunctional group of players who are selfish and can’t play as a team. The Dodgers have had a team of multiple All Stars who faltered each time into the playoffs and the Dodger’s $300+ million in 2015 payroll were underachievers as their entire back of their rotation faltered and several position players went into deep slumps.
While Theriot missed what Money Ball is in his tweet, the rest is humorous:
So I missed the game last night..how'd the 314 million dollar payroll work out for the Dodgers? #moneyballdoesntwork
— ryan theriot (@rtheriot7) October 16, 2015
Our questions are, what’s your opinion of Mattingly and some of the other names floated? Two Polls below!
Thanks for voting!