2019 MLB season: Managers on the hot seat

MIAMI, FLORIDA - AUGUST 09: Manager Don Mattingly #8 of the Miami Marlins argues with umpires John Bacon #70 (L) and John Tumpane #74 after a balk call in the fifth inning against the Atlanta Braves at Marlins Park on August 09, 2019 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images)
MIAMI, FLORIDA - AUGUST 09: Manager Don Mattingly #8 of the Miami Marlins argues with umpires John Bacon #70 (L) and John Tumpane #74 after a balk call in the fifth inning against the Atlanta Braves at Marlins Park on August 09, 2019 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images) /
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As the 2019 MLB season continues to wind down, there are a few managers that could find themselves out of a job once the season comes to an end.

It is hard to believe that the end of the 2019 MLB season is in sight. It almost feels like the season began just a couple weeks ago, with every fan base hoping that this was the year that they took home the World Series. While that was not likely to happen for several teams, hope still sprung eternal.

Now that we are in the final third of the season, several of those teams find themselves playing out the string. The promise from Opening Day, and the excitement of the offseason, have long since evaporated. Those teams are playing for next year, or the year after that, or in some cases, a future beyond in some nebulous point in time.

However, in some cases, that future will involve a different voice. Whether or not it is right, the manager is often made the scapegoat for a disappointing season. Sometimes, that different voice works, as a team of underachieving players realizes their potential. Other times, it is just a lack of talent, and the skipper does not change anything.

With the 2019 MLB season winding down, let us take a look at a few managers that find themselves on the hot seat over the last few weeks.