Don Mattingly introduced as Miami Marlins manager

Miami Marlins Hire Don Mattingly as Manager

Just weeks after being fired by the Los Angeles Dodgers for failing to take a star-studded team with a high payroll over the hump, Don Mattingly was introduced as the Miami Marlins manager the morning after the World Series in a vastly different situation. Taking on the challenge of managing a Marlins team that has a reputation for running at a significantly lower payroll.

Mattingly suffered two heartbreaking losses in the NLDS before being fired by the Dodgers, but now he is taking on a risky challenge by going to a franchise that has fired a long list of managers since the turn of the decade. Seven managers to be exact as the Marlins have been one of the most unstable franchises in all of Major League Baseball.

On Monday that wasn't the focus however, as the manager who has been given a four year contract in Miami was confident that he will be here to stay during his press conference introduction. Claiming that he believes he will be in charge of the Marlins dugout for not just the duration of his contract, but for a full decade.

Mattingly has a lot to prove after failing to take the Dodgers star studded lineup led by aces in Clayton Kershaw and Zach Greinke to the World Series. He will have that opportunity in Miami as he will be managing a team that will test his abilities and give him the chance to silence the critics who claim his playoff appearances came due to the Dodgers high payroll.

Miami has some talent with the likes of Giancarlo Stanton, but if Mattingly is to last in Miami he is going to have to make the most with less talent than he had with the Dodgers. If that happens he could be around for a lot longer than the recent names in Miami who have led to a revolving door of managers in the last five years. The Marlins hoping that Mattingly can bring some much needed stability to the franchise.

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CANADA - SEPTEMBER 10: Friendly rivalry: Yankee stars outfielder Dave Winfield; left; and first baseman Don Mattingly ham it up a bit in their dugout before last night's game at Exhibition Stadium. They are battling for American League batting title. After 6-2 victory over the Jays; Winfield is hitting a leading .352; while Mattingly; who has 96 runs batted in; is at .349. He also has 21 homers. (Photo by Colin McConnell/Toronto Star via Getty Images)
BRONX, NY - CIRCA 1980's: First baseman Don Mattingly #23 of the New York Yankees swings and watches the flight of his ball during a circa 1980's Major League baseball game at Yankee Stadium in Bronx, New York. Mattingly played for the Yankees from 1982-95. (Photo by Focus on Sport/Getty Images)
BRONX, NY - CIRCA 1980's: First baseman Don Mattingly #23 of the New York Yankees before a mid circa 1980's Major League baseball game at Yankee Stadium in Bronx, New York. Mattingly played for the Yankees from 1982-95. (Photo by Focus on Sport/Getty Images)
BRONX, NY - CIRCA 1980's: First baseman Don Mattingly #23 of the New York Yankees swings and watches the flight of his ball during a circa 1980's Major League baseball game at Yankee Stadium in Bronx, New York. Mattingly played for the Yankees from 1982-95. (Photo by Focus on Sport/Getty Images)
BRONX, NY - CIRCA 1980's: First baseman Don Mattingly #23 of the New York Yankees in action waits for a pop-fly to come down during a circa 1980's Major League baseball game at Yankee Stadium in Bronx, New York. Mattingly played for the Yankees from 1982-95. (Photo by Focus on Sport/Getty Images)
FT. LAUDERDALE, FL - APRIL 7: Don Mattingly takes a break from batting practice 07 April during the first official workout of the New York Yankees at their training facility in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. The baseball season is officially set to begin 26 April. AFP PHOTO (Photo credit should read DOUG COLLIER/AFP/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - JULY 23: New York Yankees Don Mattingly acknowledges the cheers of the crowd after receiving a standing ovation for his two-run home run in the sixth inning against the Texas Rangers in New York, NY, 23 July. Fans littered the field with hundreds of free caps after Mattingly's homer as the Yankees beat Texas 11-4. AFP PHOTO (Photo credit should read BOB STRONG/AFP/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, UNITED STATES: Former New York Yankees first baseman Don Mattingly throws out the ceremonial first pitch prior to the start of game two of the American League Division Series 07 October, 1999, at Yankee Stadium in New York. New York leads the best of five series 1-0. (ELECTRONIC IMAGE) AFP PHOTO/Matt CAMPBELL (Photo credit should read MATT CAMPBELL/AFP/Getty Images)
UNITED STATES - CIRCA 2000: Don Mattingly waits to bat during annual Old-Timers' Day festivities at Yankee Stadium. (Photo by Mike Albans/NY Daily News Archive via Getty Images)
New York Yankees hitting coach Don Mattingly watches batting practice prior to Wednesday's game against the Tampa Bay Devil Rays at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, Florida on May 4, 2005. (Photo by J. Meric/WireImage)
BRONX, NY - OCTOBER 3: Don Mattingly hitting coach of the New York Yankees before a game against the Detroit Tigers before Game 1 of the American League Divisional Series on October 3, 2006 at Yankee Stadium in the Bronx, New York. The Yankees won 8 to 4.(Photo by Rob Tringali/Sportschrome/Getty Images)
NEW YORK - JULY 7: Former New York Yankees Reggie Jackson (L) and Don Mattingly talk during Old Timers Day before the Yankees play the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim at Yankee Stadium July 7, 2007 in the Bronx borough of New York City. (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - JULY 26: Los Angeles Dodgers manager Don Mattingly (L) and Matt Kemp #27 congratulate each other following their teams 3-2 victory over the Colorado Rockies at Dodger Stadium on July 26, 2011 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jeff Gross/Getty Images)
OAKLAND, CA - JUNE 19: Manager Don Mattingly #8 of the Los Angeles Dodgers gets ready in the dugout before the game against the Oakland Athletics at O.co Coliseum on Tuesday June 19, 2012 in Oakland, California. (Photo by Brad Mangin/MLB Photos via Getty Images)
TORONTO, CANADA - JULY 22: Manager Don Mattingly #8 of the Los Angeles Dodgers makes a pitching change in the sixth inning during MLB game action against the Toronto Blue Jays on July 22, 2013 at Rogers Centre in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. (Photo by Tom Szczerbowski/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - MAY 30: Manager Don Mattingly of the Los Angeles Dodgers argues with home plate umpire Paul Nauert after Chone Figgins was called out for batter interference on a sacrifice bunt attempt in the first inning against the Pittsburgh Pirates at Dodger Stadium on May 30, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - JUNE 08: Manager Don Mattingly #8 of the Los Angeles Dodgers looks on during batting practice prior to the MLB game against the Arizona Diamondbacks at Dodger Stadium on June 8, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. The Dodgers defeated the Diamondbacks 9-3. (Photo by Victor Decolongon/Getty Images)
ATLANTA, GA - JULY 21: Don Mattingly #8 of the Los Angeles Dodgers reacts as he walks to homeplate after being ejected by homeplate umpire James Hoye #92 in the eighth inning against the Atlanta Braves at Turner Field on July 21, 2015 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - SEPTEMBER 22: Manager Don Mattingly and Hall of Fame manager and current executive Tommy Lasorda of the Los Angeles Dodgers talk after a ceremony celebrating Lasorda's 88th birthday on the field before the game with the Arizona Diamondbacks at Dodger Stadium on September 22, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - OCTOBER 10: Manager Don Mattingly #8 of the Los Angeles Dodgers speaks to the media after the Dodgers 5-2 win against the New York Mets in game two of the National League Division Series at Dodger Stadium on October 10, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 12: Don Mattingly #8 of the Los Angeles Dodgers signals prior to game three of the National League Division Series against the New York Mets at Citi Field on October 12, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images)
Mike Hill, president of baseball operations, left, along with Miami Marlins president David Samson, right looks on as the new Miami Marlins Manager Don Mattingly, center, tries his new cap on Nov. 2, 2015 in Miami. The Miami Marlins today announced that Don Mattingly has been named as Manager, signing a four-year contract covering the 2016-2019 seasons. (Hector Gabino/El Nuevo Herald/TNS via Getty Images)
JUPITER, FL - MARCH 8: Manager Don Mattingly #8 of the Miami Marlins signs autographs for fans before the spring training game against the New York Yankees at Roger Dean Stadium on March 8, 2016 in Jupiter, Florida. (Photo by Rob Foldy/Getty Images)
MIAMI, FLORIDA - APRIL 05: Manager Don Mattingly #8 and hitting coach Barry Bonds #25 of the Miami Marlins talk during 2016 Opening Day against the Detroit Tigers at Marlins Park on April 5, 2016 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - APRIL 25: Managers Don Mattingly #8 of the Miami Marlins and Dave Roberts #30 of the Los Angeles Dodgers talk before the start of the game at Dodger Stadium on April 25, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NEW YORK - July 05: Manager Don Mattingly #8 of the Miami Marlins in the dugout during the Miami Marlins Vs New York Mets regular season MLB game at Citi Field on July 05, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Tim Clayton/Corbis via Getty Images)
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