Wochit News - Don Mattingly has paid for his failure to win the Dodgers a pennant â€" and he's out as LA manager after five years. Mattingly felt he was treated very well by baseball president Andrew Friedman and others, but the sides ultimately decided it was better to move on. But Mattingly bore the heavy burden of outsized expectations, and this year's early playoff exit seemed to be the last straw for Dodgers high-ups, with the team carrying a record payroll of $300m.