Do you expect him to be ready to play from the opening game or will it be another Puig-like situation, if not even more late?
Who would you personally like if so WC? Name us a few candidates of yours if you can. What do you think about La Russa?
From what I've read, Guerrero is slated to be the starting second baseman next season. Obviously, he has to go through spring training and a bad performance could start him in the minors to start the year. The difference between him and Puig is Guerrero is 26 years old. He'll be 27 in December so although he is considered a rookie, he's not a project by any means.
As for managers, there's not many out there that catch my eye which makes the Mattingly situation difficult. La Russa is obviously my top choice, but he just turned 69 years old two weeks ago and he did retire from the game saying he didn't want to return for the wrong reasons.
Mike Scioscia is another choice, but it remains to be seen if the Dodgers can get the Angels to give permission to interview him about a potential gig. One name to watch for if the job becomes available is Brad Ausmus, who is considered to be a very well liked candidate throughout the league. Tim Wallach is another guy that would definitely interview for the job.
The more I thought about it today, I expect the Dodgers to give Mattingly a multi-year extension. Fans might not be happy, but the truth is that there aren't many "elite" managers available for hire. My hope is that Mattingly learns from his mistakes and becomes a better manager.