Is Mattingly in line to succeed Torre?

Updated: October 26, 2009, 4:22 PM ET
By Buster Olney | ESPN The Magazine

Don Mattingly was on the short list of managerial candidates in Cleveland, and wasn't hired.

But he is speaking with the Los Angeles Dodgers about his future with that organization, and while it would be premature to say he is regarded as the heir apparent to manager Joe Torre, there may come a day when he will emerge as the leading candidate to replace Torre.

Mattingly has been talking with the Dodgers since the team was eliminated from the National League playoffs ...

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