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Dodgers Coach Listed as Top Candidate for Managerial Job This Offseason

The Dodgers have done a lot of winning over the years, and with that winning comes more eyes upon the franchise. It’s both a gift and a curse to any team that consistently wins because others then want to start picking off people who made it possible.

This tends to lean more toward members of the coaching staff and front office, and teams are then forced to find replacements. One of the hottest names on the market for open managerial positions in recent years has been LA first base coach Clayton McCullough. He has gone on multiple interviews during that time and could find himself to be leading a team next season.

He has been with the Dodgers since 2015 and has grown in his roles with the organization. McCullough was promoted to the first base coach in 2021 and has impressed people all across the league since.

McCullough was mentioned among a list of candidates who could fill the openings across baseball this winter by The MLB staff at The Athletic. His name has been circling, and this could be his time to shine.

McCullough interviewed with the New York Mets for the job that eventually went to Showalter and finished as the runner-up to Matt Quatraro for the Royals job last offseason. He spent several years as a manager in Toronto’s minor-league system before serving as the minor-league field coordinator with the Dodgers. He has earned praise for his work with younger players.”

Per Andy McCullough of The Athletic

Teams such as the New York Mets, Los Angeles Angels and San Francisco Giants all make some sense for his services. The Mets already spoke with him previously, and the Angels could take a chance on him, but the Giants likely make the most sense.

He has connections with President of Baseball Operations Farhan Zaidi from their days in Los Angeles together, and he could be a good choice for an up-and-coming San Francisco squad. The Cleveland Guardians are also looking for a new skipper, and McCullough could be a candidate there as well.

For the Dodgers, losing McCullough would hurt them, but this is a great opportunity for him to further his career. They won’t hold him back, and they’ve known for a while now that he could leave at some point down the line.

This could be the perfect time for him to land a job since the Dodgers are entering the offseason in a bit of flux. If McCullough does land a managerial opening, we wish him the best of luck, and thank him for the years that he served in Los Angeles!

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Matt Levine

Matt is a passionate sports fan who loves writing about and covering the NBA, NFL, MLB, NHL and NCAA. After growing up watching sports, Matt set out to work in the field, earning a Master of Science degree in Sport Management from Louisiana State University. He was born and raised in the Los Angeles area.


  1. It appears that Dodger fans want a perfect end to a imperfect situation. As everyone knows, any team can “get hot” and win a three game series. The Brave and Oriole fans feel the same way. As long as money is the driving force, the best teams probably will not meet in the World Series. When there was two leagues with eight teams in each league, the world series had the best two teams. The excitement caused by the World Series was as much as the Superbowl is today but for a longer time. Although no one agrees with me, winning the division, in a marathon, is by far a better accomplishment than winning a short sprint in October. To me, the Dodgers had one of the three best seasons that LA has ever had — the other two being in 1959 and 1988. Find all the reasons (excuses) you want but remember with greed as the motivating factor don’t expect perfect ending.

    1. Get rid of your manager,,,he made too many bad moves ,,,5 years and better ,, leaves young pitchers in too long ,,hurts them ,,just like the 4 HR inning,,, things like that hurts the team ,, gets them down ,,if your pitcher retires get him ,,Albert Pujols is good with players ,,knows baseball or move your 1st base coach up

  2. One team that wasn’t mentioned as a possibility….the Los Angeles Dodgers. Although my preference for an internal replacement for Roberts would be Danny Lehmann.

  3. Dodgers need to move on from Roberts. It’s time. Replace him internally would be nice.

  4. It is not time for Robert’s to go! What did he do wrong? Put together a great team that did the same thing Atlanta did? Lost. It happens. It sucks and it shocked us all, but the players just didn’t seem…. right. Exhausted? Errors made where they usually aren’t? No one hitting like they normally do? Mookie and Freeman did nothing, for the most part, are you gonna fire them too? Take a deep breath, let it lie for awhile. It isn’t gonna change the outcome. Come back to it when it’s not a knee jerk thought since it’s so fresh in our minds and painful. Take a fresh look and thought after turkey day.

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