Mattingly, 53 in April, has gone 260-225 in three-years with the Dodgers, improving them every year during his tenure. He has finished in the National League Manager of the Year voting twice; he finished 8th in 2011 and 2nd in 2013. In 2013, the Dodgers won the National League West Division, finishing 92-70.
In the beginning of the 2013 season, the highly rated Dodgers got off to a slow start, seemingly putting Mattingly's job in jeopardy. The summer began, and the Dodgers went on a 42-8 run in 50 games, launching them from worst to first in the division. They ended the season losing to the St. Louis Cardinals in the National League Championship Series, 4-2.
Mattingly's managing job now finally has some security.