Five general managers on the hot seat
January, 8, 2013
By Jim Bowden | ESPN Insider
Ben VanHouten/MLB Photos/Getty ImagesSigning Chone Figgins wasn't one of Mariners GM Jack Zduriencik's better moves.
For the most part, major league general managers have enjoyed relative stability and continuity over the last few seasons. However, with so much turnover in managerial positions the last couple of years, there’s the likelihood that some general managers will lose their jobs soon, especially those who already have gone through multiple managers during their tenure.
Sure, the following general managers could prosper in 2013 and earn contract extensions, but each knows that his job could be in jeopardy if his club doesn't prosper. Here are the five general managers who will feel the heat the most, according to multiple industry sources:
1. Neal Huntington | Pittsburgh Pirates | Start Date: Sept. 25, 2007Record during tenure: 377-472
Notable moves: Drafting Jameson Taillon and Gerrit Cole; trading for Jeff Karstens, James McDonald and Wandy Rodriguez