The Dodgers could be on their way out of the playoffs, but manager Don Mattingly will be safe regardless of what happens in tonight's Game 5 or beyond. Sources tell Jon Heyman of CBSSports.com that the club will bring their skipper back in 2014.
Los Angeles holds a $1.4MM option on Mattingly's deal for next season but it's not clear what kind of commitment they plan on making to him this winter. The 52-year-old's job was reportedly in jeopardy back in early June when the Dodgers were struggling, but the club's almost unprecedented surge put those rumors to bed. The Dodgers' official stance has been that they will wait until the end of the season to address Mattingly's status, but it appears that they won't have a manager on their winter shopping list.
In his three years as Dodgers manager, Mattingly has amassed a 242–207 (.539) regular season record. If L.A. opted to let him go, Mattingly could have been a candidate for openings in Seattle, Cincinnati, and Washington.