All 30 Major League managers could find themselves on the hot seat this season, but some are in more danger than others.
Being the manager of a Major League Baseball team is one of the most difficult jobs in all of sports.
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Big league skippers are put under a microscope 162 times throughout the regular season, with each decision analyzed by television crews, radio broadcasters, beat reporters, bloggers and fans.
All the while, managers are forced to deal with the day-to-day decision-making for a group of 25 players constantly in flux. Injuries send regulars to the disabled list, aging veterans are designated for assignment, big contracts are unloaded in trades, and hotshot prospects are due for a call-up.
If a star goes down for an extended period of time or the team suffers through a cold streak and the overall record suffers, managers are quick to find themselves atop a very short list of those to blame – and job security isn’t what it used to be.
The fact of the matter is, all 30 Major League managers could find themselves on the hot seat this season for one reason or another. The only managers I see keeping their jobs even if their teams go 0-162 are future Hall of Famer Bruce Bochy in San Francisco and big-name newcomers Joe Maddon in Chicago and Paul Molitor in Minnesota.
But, some big league managers are in more danger than others. Here are five already feeling the heat.
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