MLB Hot Seat Rankings: Five managers who may be out of work soon, including Phillies’ Joe Girardi

It’s been nearly four years since a Major League Baseball team fired a coach around the mid-season mark. The last time it happened was in July 2018, when St. Louis Cardinals Mike Mathney sacked after 93 games. Mike Schilt will take over on a temporary basis before later earning the full-time job; He will remain in this position until the end of last season.

Teams that have made changes since then have waited until the final weeks of the season or the start of the season, likely as a way to reduce the organizational turmoil and distraction that comes with firing a manager. However, unless the practice is outlawed – and why would it be? – It seems only a matter of time before the manager turns in his walking papers before he can flip his desk calendar to September.

While no one wants to see another individual lose their job, the possibility is the unfortunate reality of being a leader in a major league. As such, we’ve highlighted five managers below who we think may feel their seats will get a lot warmer over the next couple of months — and who may displace Matheny and become the last canned skipper of the summer. (Do note that managers are listed in ascending order in terms of perceived safety.)

Gerardi may not have concerns about his job security, but we did. The Phillies have added too many star-level talent to find themselves abroad looking for the latest post-season. Of course it is not his fault that he has obtained a flawed slate, especially with regard to defense and field; However, it’s rarely a good sign when players openly discuss their squad’s low level of energy, and it’s also not promising for Gerardi’s long-term business prospects that Velez will make multiple changes to his coaching staff at the end of last season. The Velez family has been on a downward trajectory for about a month now; If that didn’t change soon, what might change was the identity of the person tasked with crafting the formations.

Martinez is not too far from delivering the 2019 Nationals World Championship. Sadly, he’s not too far from the end of the guaranteed portion of his contract, which ends in the 2022 season. One of the worst teams in the big leagues, the Nationals are approaching inflection points on several different fronts, including whether they extend or trade their star player Juan Soto. . They have to make similar judgments about the trust of their brains, specifically Martinez and CEO Mike Rizzo, both of which are options. Because of the all-star game. In other words, Martinez is not far from knowing his future in the capital

3 – David Bell, reds

If the Reds had been inclined to fire Bale during the season, they probably would have done so by now. Cincinnati started the season with a record 3-22, after all, which gave the front office plenty of time to chew things up. The Reds will have some sort of decision on Bale at some point over the coming months, with his contract only running until the end of next season and teams often reluctant to put their managers in lame-duck situations.

4. Don Mattingly, Marlins

Believe it or not, Mattingly is the longest-serving director in Marlins history — and he’s not particularly close. This is his seventh year in charge, and he could finish the season with at least 400 games more than anyone else in the franchise’s existence. So why is he on this list? Because the last reported information regarding his contract had expired at the end of the year. Perhaps Marlins and Mattingly had an understanding; If not, it stands to reason that his days in Miami could have been numbered somehow.

5 – Scott Service, sailors

The Mariners have been one of the big companies’ biggest disappointments at team level. All too often, teams in this predicament make a change somewhere on the technical staff to try and ignite a spark. We’re guessing the Mariners won’t fire the Service just yet — he signed a multi-year extension last September — but if things keep going south to Seattle, they may have no other choice.