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Mattingly and the Marlins are reportedly working towards a deal

Don Mattingly is the front runner to be named as Miami's next manager.

Richard Mackson-USA TODAY Sports

After three straight NL West division titles, and three straight 90+ win seasons, most teams would do everything in their power to make sure that the manager stuck around. But as we all know, that's not the case with the Los Angeles Dodgers and Don Mattingly, as they announced earlier this month that they'd be going their separate ways.

Mattingly has been a free agent since October 22nd, but according to Jon Heyman, he shouldn't remain that way for much longer.

"Don Mattingly and the Marlins are in serious talks to make him the new manager, and everyone's expectation is that it will happen. Mattingly was Marlins owner Jeffrey Loria's top choice from the start, and sources say the interview Monday went extremely well, with both parties impressed."

Heyman later noted that the Marlins had interviewed "at least Larry Bowa, Bo Porter, and Manny Acta" but as of this moment, all signs are pointing Mattingly being hired.

While a deal could be reached soon, the Marlins likely wouldn't announce it immediately, as MLB prefers that teams wait to make any major announcements after the conclusion of the World Series.