After falling short of hefty expectations in Los Angeles, the Dodgers parted ways with their manager.

FOX News Radio's Dave Anthony has more:

Before the Mets swept the Cubs to get to the World Series, the Dodgers were New York's first victims:

(Mattingly) "This is disappointing... You come to Spring Training you work all winter, you fight, you scratch, all year long to get into this situation so you have a chance and... it comes to a crash."

That was manager Don Mattingly right after being eliminated... Now he's out of a job. 

Mattingly says he and the Dodgers mutually agreed that the time is right for him to move on, leaving after five seasons. Los Angeles won the N.L. West title three straight years under Mattingly, but never made it to the World Series, despite high-priced players.

The Dodgers 2015 payroll set a Major League record... nearly $290 million.

Dave Anthony, FOX News Radio.