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Dodgers links: Don Mattingly getting fired?

Mattingly took an unusual verbal jab at outfielder Andre Ethier, and there have been multiple takeaways from the situation.

Mike McGinnis

Normally managers are safe following a 9-2 win on the road, but Dodgers skipper Don Mattingly may have spoke up at the wrong time. Fans even got the opportunity to voice their opinions per Houston Mitchell of the Los Angeles Times. Surprisingly, the poll results show approximately 63 percent of fans want Mattingly to stick around.

A majority of media critiques have granted Mattingly with the benefit of doubt, between injuries and acknowledging Matt Kemp and Andre Ethier's lack of production. However, change could be the best way to solve the problem, per Mark Saxon of ESPN Los Angeles.

Bill Plaschke of the Los Angeles Times expresses minimal optimism for the Dodgers regardless of who manages the team.

Ken Gurnick at reports the Dodger's managerial decision isn't the only internal matter being contemplated, with marquee prospects Joc Pederson or Yasiel Puig possibly getting a promotion to the major leagues.

Tim Brown at Yahoo Sports ranked the St. Louis Cardinals as baseball's best team, meaning times aren't getting any easier for the Dodgers.