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Donnie Baseball would entertain offers to manage:

"It depends,’’ he said. "I don’t want to go anywhere that doesn’t want to win. I’ve been around this game now long enough and played for and coached some very good teams, so you want a team that’s on the verge of making the playoffs.

Mattingly is already being linked to the Indians and the Astros, but neither of those teams seem 'on the verge of making the playoffs.'  The Indians were as bad as the Royals this season, losing 97 games.  The Astros can at least look down on the Pirates.

Since neither team figures to contend soon, I think Mattingly is best off in Dodger Blue until a big market job opens up- maybe another punchless season for the Giants, or another implossion in the Cubs clubhouse, or even St. Joe's theoretical retirement.