2021 MLB Picks: Next Baseball Manager To Be Fired

  • BetUS has updated odds on who will be the next MLB manager fired this season
  • Torey Lovullo (+225) is the favorite to lose his job as the leader of the last-place Diamondbacks
  • Aaron Boone (+275) is in his fourth year with the Yankees and has failed to lead the club to the World Series

Being the next MLB manager fired is not necessarily a bad thing. After all, a baseball manager is one of the few jobs in the world where you start dressing better after you get canned. As a grown man who’s usually between 20 and 50 pounds overweight, it must be liberating to finally take off that ridiculous uniform and put on something more fashionable, like a shirt and tie or even an old pair of jeans.

With that said, let’s look at the managers whose clubs are nowhere near competing for a World Series and pick who will be next on the unemployment line. Please also refer to our MLB 2021 betting guide for more tips and advice on wagering on baseball.

Next MLB Manager To Be Fired Odds

BetUS
Torey Lovullo (Diamondbacks)+225
Aaron Boone (Yankees)+275
A.J. Hinch (Tigers)+400
Rocco Baldelli (Twins)+500
Dave Martinez (Nationals)+700
Bud Black (Rockies)+900
Brian Snitker (Braves)+1000

Lovullo soon to be buried in the desert?

The Diamondbacks set a major league record on Thursday with their 23rd straight road loss. It kinda makes you wonder how manager Torey Lovullo (+225) is still employed.

Arizona is the worst team in all of baseball and on pace to shatter their franchise mark for the most losses in a season. There is some good news, however… they don’t play again on the road until June 25, exactly two months to the day since their last road victory. Yikes.

Arizona GM Mike Hazen recently voiced his support for the 2017 National League Manager of the Year and found other scapegoats, firing the hitting coach and the assistant hitting coach, but Lovullo’s on his last year of his contract and time is running out.

Torey LovulloNext Manager Fired
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Aaron BooneNext Manager Fired
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Boone to bite the dust in the big apple?

With the Yankees sitting in third in the AL East, Aaron Boone (+275) is not so surprisingly under fire in New York. Slugger Aaron Judge defended his manager recently and GM Brian Cashman told reporters, “We made this bed and we are going to sleep in it. We are in this together.”

However, there is a chance Cashman lies awake at night and thinks about how Boone failed to make it to the World Series the past three seasons despite having one of the three highest payrolls in baseball. In the final year of a four-year contract, Boone is almost certainly a goner, but when?

A.J. Hinch (+400) isn’t going anywhere. He’s overseeing a rebuilding project in Detroit and is in the first season of a multi-year contract. His AL Central contemporary Rocco Baldelli (+500) should also be safe despite the Twins sitting at the bottom of the decision. In two-plus seasons in Minnesota, Baldelli has two division titles and a manager of the year. That should buy him time.

Dave Martinez (+700) won a World Series with the Nationals in 2019 so he shouldn’t even be on this list. Bud Black (+900) led the Rockies to the postseason in his first two seasons as a manager, but is now in the middle of his third-losing year. He’s probably safe, but is only signed through 2022.

Finally, there’s Braves manager Brian Snitker, who recently made the dumb move of offending the club’s biggest star, Ronald Acuña Jr.

Best Bet: Aaron Boone (+275 at BetUS)

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