The grass isn’t greener for the Dodgers. For all the talk of managers like Dusty Baker — who doesn’t win in the postseason — being available, Mattingly is the best option. He knows how to deal with Yasiel Puig — as best as that’s possible — and guided a dramatic turnaround from worst to first in the NL West. Given a healthy roster, the Dodgers should contend for the World Series title next year.The Dodgers can’t think that a $220 million payroll automatically ensures a championship because it doesn’t. On Tuesday, a day after Mattingly went public with his displeasure, the Dodgers fired bench coach Trey Hillman, a longtime friend of Mattingly’s. That move could’ve severed ties between the two sides even more, but the Dodgers also renewed the contracts of pitching coach Rick Honeycutt, and coaches Tim Wallach and Davey Lopes. Mattingly said he wanted his staff to be retained, and he got most of that. He might not have multiple years, but clearly the two sides came to a compromise for him to return at all.That was in the best interest of the Dodgers. Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error Mattingly led the Dodgers to a victory over Atlanta in the NLDS, which vested his option for 2014. The Dodgers didn’t have to honor it and neither did Mattingly. Thankfully, everyone saw the big picture: a chance to win the World Series in 2014 with a healthy roster. Mattingly’s future seemed very much in doubt after a couple of questionable managerial moves he made in the postseason, even though he had the Dodgers two wins away from the World Series. The moves he made that worked — like pitching Clayton Kershaw on three days’ rest to clinch the division series — didn’t garner the kind of attention that pinch running for Adrian Gonzalez did.Mattingly’s status seemed much more uncertain Monday in a news conference during which Mattingly, arms folded, said he felt like he was a “lame duck” since the Dodgers hadn’t extended his contract beyond the season. All the while sitting next to general manager Ned Colletti.He hinted that he might not be back because “I don’t want to be anywhere you’re not wanted.”The Dodgers are honoring 2014 and reportedly not beyond, but a World Seriesd ring might solve those extension problems. Don Mattingly will be back to manage the Dodgers in 2014, which is the right move for Mattingly and the Dodgers. The Dodgers made the right call by not reacting to a stunning news conference on Monday in which Mattingly put pressure on the Dodgers to extend his contract. He hinted he might walk away from just a one-year deal.“I never had any doubt that Don would honor his contract,” Dodgers president Stan Kasten said in a text message. Kasten could not comment about details of the deal — whether it’s for multiple years or just for one year — until after the World Series is over next week.