Mattingly is excited about the new ownership group led by Magic Johnson. “It gives us that direction at the top,” Mattingly said. “They’re going to be driving the organization. I don’t think there’s any doubt.”
Dan asked how chaotic it had become under Frank McCourt. “There was so much going on in Mr. McCourt’s life, it didn’t seem like baseball was a big part of it.”
Mattingly said that behind-the-scenes the Dodgers made a run at Prince Fielder. Mattingly said that the Dodgers got very close and the whole time they kept it under the radar.
Mattingly said his expectations are a little higher this year, because they have Clayton Kershaw and Matt Kemp.