Proving once again the Las Vegas will take bets on just about anything, I got another email today from the online gambling site Bovada (www.Bovada.lv, @BovadaLV). This time, it wasn’t about whether the Cardinals or Red Sox will win the World Series. This time, it was to provide odds on whether Don Mattingly will remain as Dodgers manager after delivering what sounded very much like an “extend-my-contract-or-I-walk” ultimatum during yesterday’s press conference.
What Bovada tells us is that (drumroll please) … Mattingly WILL continue to manage the Dodgers.
Yes -180 (5/9)
No +140 (7/5)
Now, keep in mind these odds don’t take into consideration whether Mattingly will get a new contract or simply manage as a lame duck for the second year in a row after his option automatically vested when the Dodgers won the National League Division Series against the Atlanta Braves. If you decide to place a bet on this, you are placing a bet on nothing more than whether Mattingly will manage the team “for Game 1 of the 2014 regular season.”