- Doug Mittler, ESPN Insider
Today is Memorial Day, the unofficial quarter pole of the baseball season, and we have already seen managerial changes in Milwaukee and Miami. Who might be next skipper to lose his job?
Bill Madden of the New York Daily News says at least three other field bosses could be in “grave danger” if things don’t improve, beginning with Bud Black in San Diego. The Padres are 21-24 following an offseason makeover engineered by rookie general manager A.J. Preller. “This is now a day-to-day situation,” Madden writes.
Madden says Lloyd McClendon of the Mariners and Bryan Price of the Reds are other managers who might need to look over their shoulders.
Meanwhile, ESPN Insider Jim Bowden says Blue Jays general manager Alex Anthopoulos and manager John Gibbons “are under immense pressure to win and win now … and there may be no tomorrow if they don't.”
Here is some other news and rumors around the majors this holiday weekend:
A look at the rumors around the majors, beginning with some managers who could be on the hot seat.