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Welcome, managers – who gets fired first?

Post by Larry Larue / The News Tribune on Nov. 24, 2010 at 9:20 am with 1 Comment »
November 24, 2010 9:25 am

Now that the New York Mets have hired Terry Collins, all 30 big-league teams have managers for the 2011 season.

There are recycled managers (Ned Yost, Clint Hurdle),  new managers (Don Mattingly, Kirk Gibson), old managers (Jim Leyland, Tony LaRussa), players managers (Charlie Manuel) and managers like Brad Mills and Fredi Gonzalez who are forced to show ID to ge into ballparks before games.’

For now, every team in the majors has a manager it thinks can improve the product on the field. Here’s the full list, division-by-division. Since it’s November and a slow time of the off season, feel free to take this quiz.

Which of these managers will be the first man fired next season – and how many of them will follow?

American League West

  • Anaheim – Mike  Scioscia.

    Ron Washington
  • Texas – Ron Washington.
  • Oakland – Bob Geren.
  • Seattle – Eric Wedge.

AL Central

  • Chicago – Ozzie Guillen.
  • Kansas City – Ned Yost.
  • Minnesota – Ron Gardenhire.
  • Detroit – Jim Leyland.
  • Cleveland – Manny Acta.

AL East

  • New York – Joe Girardi.
  • Boston – Terry Francona.
  • Tampa – Joe Maddon.
  • Baltimore  – Buck Showalter.
  • Toronto – John Farrell.

 National League West

  • Los angeles – Don Mattingly.

    Bud Black
  • San Francisco – Bruce Bochy.
  • San Diego – Bud Black.
  • Arizona – Kirk Gibson.
  • Colorado  - Jim Tracey.

 NL Central

  • Chicago – Mike Quade.
  • Milwaukee – Ron Roenicke.
  • Houston – Brad Mills.
  • St. louis – Tony Larussa.
  • Cincinnati – Dusty Baker.

NL East

  • New york – Terry Collins.
  • Atlanta – Fredi Gonzalez.
  • Florida – Edwin Rodriguez.
  • Philadelphia – Charlie Manuel.
  • Pittsburgh – Clint Hurdle.
  • Washington – Jim Riggleman.
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  1. dave8557 says:

    Too bad there are no player-managers, like Joe Torre when he was with the Mets, or Pete Rose with Reds, or Frank Robinson with the Indians.

    Look for Mike Quade to be the first to go.

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