MLB Managers with No Chance of Keeping Their Jobs Beyond 2013
With the MLB season now into full swing, the rumor mill has started to get going.
While trades are he hot topic, one topic many seem to forget is which managers are on the hot seat.
Whether a team is just playing horribly or it's performing below expectations, there are certain managers who could have trouble keeping their job into next season.
Here's a look at a few managers who are on the hot seat.
Mike Redmond, Marlins
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According to the source, Loria told Redmond to flip-flop the rotation for a doubleheader so it would be warmer for the team's prized rookie Jose Fernandez.
When an owner crosses the line and tells a manager how to do his job, that's when you know he has no respect for the manager.
It's a shame this is happening, because Redmond does deserve to be an MLB manager. But sadly, if he fails in Miami, he'll likely never get another opportunity.
Ned Yost, Royals
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The Kansas City Royals made some bold moves this offseason that led many to believe they would fight for a playoff spot. And with a record of 17-10, things are looking good for the Royals thus far.
But let's remember, these are the Royals.
The last time Ned Yost was in the middle of a playoff race, he was fired by the Brewers with 12 games left in the 2008 season.
History could repeat itself once again this year.
Mike Scioscia, Angels
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Mike Scioscia could be a victim of there just needing to be another voice in the clubhouse.
The Los Angeles Angels have struggled this season, despite adding Josh Hamilton to the middle of their lineup.
Even after signing Albert Pujols last year, the Angels were mediocre compared to what was expected of them.
The Angels are 11-20 this year, and if the struggles continue, there's no way Scioscia is back next year.
But don't expect to see him fired midseason. He's earned the right to at least finish out the year.
Don Mattingly, Dodgers
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The Los Angeles Dodgers are another team that was expected to do a lot, but has struggled out of the gate.
Part owner Magic Johnson has already discussed his displeasure with the way the season has started out.
Having already said that missing the playoffs would be unacceptable for the Dodgers, Don Mattingly looks like he's in a no-win situation.
With such a large payroll and high expectations, if the Dodgers fall short, he'll be gone.
Charlie Manuel, Phillies
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Charlie Manuel has done a lot for the Philadelphia Phillies. Sadly for him, sometimes, there needs to be a change. Players need to hear a new voice in the locker room.
Philadelphia underachieved despite its high payroll last year, and things aren't looking good this year either.
With so many of the aging veterans starting to slow down, the Phillies could be at a crossroads where they scrap everything and begin to rebuild. If that happens, Manuel (in the last year of his contract) will likely not be re-signed.
But at 69, that could be a good thing for him if he's ready to retire.