3 MLB managers that should be fired and one that should stay

Manager AJ Hinch in the dugout before the Detroit Tigers played on Opening Day vs. the Chicago White Sox, Friday, April 8, 2022, at Comerica Park.Tigers Chiwht
Manager AJ Hinch in the dugout before the Detroit Tigers played on Opening Day vs. the Chicago White Sox, Friday, April 8, 2022, at Comerica Park.Tigers Chiwht /
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Mandatory Credit: Sam Navarro-USA TODAY Sports
Mandatory Credit: Sam Navarro-USA TODAY Sports /

Dave Martinez

Dave Martinez had long been regarded as an MLB manager in waiting. He finally got his chance in 2018 as he took over for Dusty Baker.

Since then, the Nationals have had two winning seasons, finishing two games over .500 in his first season at the helm. They did taste success, winning the only championship in franchise history during a thrilling seven game series against the Astros in 2019. At that point, Martinez appeared well on his way to establishing himself as one of the top managers in the game.

Then it has all fallen apart. While the 2020 season can be thrown out due to the pandemic, the Nationals completely collapsed. Their fire sale began last year when they were plummeting to the NL East basement and are on the cusp of losing 100 games in a year for the first time since 2009.

At this point, the Nationals have thoroughly embraced the rebuilding process. Virtually anyone that they could have moved on from is gone with a focus on building up a future core. While wins and losses may not matter so much right now, it is fair to wonder if Martinez is the right person to develop those players, especially after the team faltered with the same core as what they had when winning the World Series.

It is time for a new voice on the Washington Nationals. Dave Martinez should be let go after this season.