Manager Don Mattingly and the LA Dodgers have agreed to part ways after four years. The move is not a big surprise to inside baseball people.

According to  ESPN, Mattingly had one year left on his contract. The team offered an extension but he told the club in thought it would be best to move on.

Former Tampa Bay GM Andrew Friedman runs LA baseball operations and many baseball people believe the Dodgers front office want to bring in their own guy to manage the team.

Mattingly led the team to three straight division titles but the Dodgers failed to get past the first round of the playoffs the past two seasons. LA was 446-363 over the four years Mattingly was skipper.

LA has the largest payroll in baseball.