MLB: Five Managers That Could Be Fired at the End of the Season
The MLB postseason is less than two months away. It is going to be interesting to see what happens to the teams that don’t make it to the postseason. Will some teams fire their manager or will they keep them? Which managers are most likely to be fired at the end of the season?
The most likely MLB manager to get fired at the end of the season is Clint Hurdle of the Pittsburgh Pirates. This team was only 2.5 games back of a wild card spot in the National League before the All-Star Break. Pittsburgh has faltered big time in the National League after the break and they will most likely finish in last place in the National League Central. He is 62 years old and Hurdle has been managing with the Pirates since 2011. This franchise needs to head in a different direction because all of the other teams are better than them in the division.
The second MLB manager that will most likely get fired at the end of the season is Scott Servais of the Seattle Mariners. This team has not been in the postseason since 2001. They always get off to terrific starts, but Seattle can never keep the foot on the gas pedal for some reason. This is Servais’s fourth season as the manager and this by far his worse campaign. They need a different voice in there because the Mariners have reached their ceiling with him. He is 52 years old.
Another MLB manager that will most likely get fired at the end of the season is Gabe Kapler. As of right now, the Philadelphia Phillies are not in the postseason and they have underachieved. They made a ton of moves this past offseason by signing Bryce Harper and trading for players like J.T. Realmuto and Jean Segura. A lot of people picked this team to go to the postseason this year. As of right now, it is one thing to have the Atlanta Braves ahead of them in the standings but it is another thing to have the Washington Nationals and the New York Mets ahead of them. Yes, it is only Kapler’s second season, but a change will need to be made if they miss the playoffs. Pitching has also been a problem with this team this season. Gabe Kapler is 44 years old.
The fourth MLB manager that could be fired at the end of the season is Andy Green. This is his fourth season with the ball club and he is only 42 years old. This looks as if this is his best tenure with the ball club up to this point, but the San Diego Padres have not been to the postseason since 2006. San Diego has a ton of youth within the system and the Padres might be better off just keeping him around as manager.
Finally, the fifth MLB manager that could be fired at the end of the season is Mickey Callaway. A lot of New York Mets fans have not been pleased with some of the decisions he has made this season. New York is back in the wild card race and they are only two games back of the St. Louis Cardinals for the second wild-card spot in the National League, but Mets fans might call for his job if they miss the playoffs for the third straight season. This is only Callaway’s second season as the team’s manager. A lot of people would want to see Joe Girardi as the team’s manager in 2020. He is used to managing in the New York market. Girardi was the manager for the New York Yankees from 2008-2017.
Bruce Bochy of the San Francisco Giants will be retiring at the end of the season, Don Mattingly of the Miami Marlins will be looking for a new contract, and Chicago White Sox’s manager Rick Renteria could be another name to keep an eye on to lose their managerial job at the end of the season.
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