Five MLB Teams Looking For a New Manager
Next year, MLB will have several managerial openings. Some openings are coming from retirement, while others are clubs looking to replace a manager in need of wins.
Here are a few different teams that are in dire need of a new manager. Some managers want out, and others are being eased out.
The managerial job in the MLB is a game of cat-and-mouse, and you need to be successful to stay in the game.
The Diamondbacks have not played as well as they were predicted to in the beginning of the year. This lead to the firing of A.J. Hinch, and the hiring of Kirk Gibson.
Gibby has brought some fire to the team, but with no real managerial experience, the Diamondbacks are looking for a perfect fit.
Obviously Bobby Cox is going to retire by season's end with hopes that the Braves go deep into the playoffs.
The Braves are looking for a person with experience that brings some life and fire to this team. Managers like Joe Torre have been rumored to be perfect fits.
Lou Piniella unexpectedly ended his tenure with the Cubs abruptly more than half way through the season due to family problems.
The Cubs are in need of someone that will take over this team and use it to its fullest potential.
The Cubs have some good, young players that are waiting to be unleashed into the bigs.
Don Wakamatsu was fired along with other members of the Seattle Mariners after a disappointing 2010 in a similar situation with the Diamondbacks.
With the help of King Felix and Ichiro, the Mariners can go a long way with a new manager.
Los Angeles Dodgers
The Dodgers have been playing some good baseball, and they have some really good players, but what they really need is a new manager.
No, Joe Torre is not a bad manager. In fact he is one of the greatest, but what Joe needs is to place himself with a team that he can ease into and also had a former manager of his type, like the Cubs or Braves.
Torre is in the final year of a three-year contract, and turned 70 a month ago.