From "Dodgers' backs against the wall" by Bob Nightengale at USA Today:
Mattingly, well-liked within the game, has his shortcomings, but his job is safe despite the rumors and speculation.
Mattingly might not get his four-year contract, but he will be retained and provided an extension, a high-ranking Dodgers executive told USA TODAY Sports on the condition of anonymity. The executive was not authorized to speak publicly, saying the decision will be announced after the season.
Maybe if the Dodgers had bowed out in the first round against the Atlanta Braves, the executive said, Mattingly might be gone. But not now. He won't be blamed for this NLCS debacle.
Not quite the news I wanted to hear at this very moment, but with some distance this might make sense. Just not now.