5 MLB Managers Who Won't Have a Job Next Season

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5 MLB Managers Who Won't Have a Job Next Season
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It's that time of year when some managers around Major League Baseball had better start looking over their shoulders.

Relative to years past, managers have been pretty safe in 2012. To date, the only manager to get the boot during the season was Brad Mills, who was a victim of the purge being carried out by Houston Astros general manager Jeff Luhnow.

There are good reasons why we've only seen one manager get sacked: The extra wild card in each league this season has led to increased parity, which has been good for everyone's job security. And as Jon Paul Morosi of Fox Sports pointed out way back in May, over half of the MLB managers have contracts through the 2013 season. With Mills out, only Dusty Baker and Jim Leyland have contracts that are up after this season.

So odds are, we may not see many firings this offseason either. The firings probably won't pick up again until during and after the 2013 season.

But there will be firings this winter, to be sure, and some of the men who are fired won't be managing elsewhere next year.

To this end, there are five names that I have in mind.

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