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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Seattle Mariners – Scott Servais

Since Jerry Dipoto took over as the general manager of the Mariners, he has made 100 trades. Dipoto has been the general manager of the Mariners for just about four years.

For all the changes that he has made in that time, there has been one constant. Scott Servais has been the manager of the club, tasked with keeping that ever-fluctuating roster and evolving cast playing together and playing well.

At times, Servais has done just that. In his fourth season with the Mariners, he has had two winning seasons, and brought them to the cusp of the postseason in 2018. The Mariners even started off hot this year, with a 13-2 record. Dipoto’s reimagined club was performing better than expected.

Since then, Seattle has crashed back to earth, with a 48-69 record. Dipoto has continued to tinker with the roster, looking to get the team back to the playoffs for the first time since 2001. While he has added to the farm system in his various trades this year, patience is obviously not his strong suit. While Servais has survived for this long, it may be a matter of time before Dipoto decides he needs to make a change there as well.

Scott Servais has survived Jerry Dipoto’s purges thus far. But after falling flat following that hot start, his time in Seattle may be at an end.