After the Dodgers and Manager Don Mattingly parted ways Thursday, both sides talked to reporters about the split. Here's what they said.
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Mattingly wraps up
Mattingly kept to the company line of it being a mutual decision to part ways. He insisted this decision is what is best for him and for the organization.
Why is Mattingly walking away?
No more clarity on departure
Mattingly on analytics: 'It's great'
' I think the information is really good. Do I agree 100% on all of it? Uh, probably not.'
Mattingly sticking with 'mutual decision' line
Mattingly insists that it was a mutual decision to leave. He thanks the organization and says they are 'in great shape'
Mattingly did feel wanted by Dodgers
Does Mattingly want to manage again?
In response to whether he was offered an extension: "We talked about all kinds of different things." Pivoted back to talking point about it being a mutual decision and that this was the right time for the change.
If he wants to manage another club: "I definitely want to manage, period...we'll cross that bridge when we get there."
Mattingly under pressure new front office?
'I think you always feel pressure because you are trying to win. It doesn't feel any different this year than the year before'
Mattingly opens up on relationship
Mattingly: "I felt very comfortable with Andrew and Farhan. Was very happy to get all the information. Enjoy the information".
Mattingly's opening thoughts
Thoughts on if this is a mutual parting: "It was a mutual decision and it became clear that this was the right time for this. Best for me and best for the club".
Will McGwire land in Anaheim?
Mattingly on deck
Don Mattingly will be able to give his side of the story on why he is no longer the manager of the Dodgers at a press conference at 3 p.m. We will be providing updates from the press conference.
Don Mattingly's departure had to happen.
For the Dodgers to advance to the next level, the one constant leader in their three consecutive postseason failures had to leave. For Andrew Friedman's administration to truly reshape the Dodger culture into one that can reach the World Series for the first time since 1988, he had to replace the curator of that culture.
It's over with few answers
The news conference left reporters dissatisfied and turned somewhat contentious. The media was not settling for Friedman and Zaidi’s generalities when it came to answering questions about whose decision it was to split and who took responsibility for failures.
'We want healthy disagreement'
When asked how organizational structure works and who makes the final calls on lineups, Andrew Friedman said it was an open discussion.
He said it was an open discussion. They would let Mattingly know what they were thinking just as the manager would be asked for his take on prospective trades.
“We want healthy disagreement and there were times we disagreed with Donnie and times Donnie disagreed with us. … To me, that’s healthy,” Friedman said.
Expect new coaching staff?
Experience not needed
What Dodgers are looking for
Replacement search has started
Postseason goal not met
Friedman said team had a regular season goal, which was met, and a postseason goal, which was not.
He said the failure did not fall at Mattingly’s feet.
“We all share in that blame,” he said.
GM says Mattingly wasn't let go
Verified: No contract offer
Did he talk to another club?
Friedman also said there were no philosophical differences.
Wanted him longer
Dodgers decision makers
Lots of interest
Don Mattingly is out as Dodgers manager, the club making an official announcement hours after the news broke.
"The Los Angeles Dodgers and Don Mattingly have mutually agreed that Mattingly will not return to manage the club in 2016," the team said in a statement Thursday morning.