5 MLB managers who are managing for their job in September

Jun 5, 2023; Toronto, Ontario, CAN; Toronto Blue Jays manager John Schneider watches the play during the eighth inning against the Houston Astros at Rogers Centre. Mandatory Credit: John E. Sokolowski-USA TODAY Sports
Jun 5, 2023; Toronto, Ontario, CAN; Toronto Blue Jays manager John Schneider watches the play during the eighth inning against the Houston Astros at Rogers Centre. Mandatory Credit: John E. Sokolowski-USA TODAY Sports /
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Feb 16, 2023; Dunedin, FL, USA; Toronto Blue Jays manager John Schneider (14) participates in spring training workouts at the Toronto Blue Jays Player Development Complex. Mandatory Credit: Nathan Ray Seebeck-USA TODAY Sports /

Toronto Blue Jays manager John Schneider needs to have a strong September

You might think that this is a bit of a reach, but if the Toronto Blue Jays miss out on a postseason berth this season, John Schneider’s job could be in jeopardy.

The Blue Jays have no shortage of talent on their roster and could be considered one of the underperforming teams this season. The Baltimore Orioles have taken control of the division and the Tampa Bay Rays have come back to earth after their torrid start, but Toronto currently finds themselves in a fight for the final Wild Card spot with the Seattle Mariners, Texas Rangers, and Houston Astros. At least two of those three teams are getting into the playoffs you would think, but if all three get in, it means that the Blue Jays will be on the outside looking in.

Last season, they were swept at home on Wild Card weekend by the Seattle Mariners, which was a disappointing end to a season filled with a lot of hope. This season, Alek Manoah has struggled and finds himself in Triple-A, baserunning has been bad in spots and offensively, they are lacking power from their big bats when they need it.

Schneider had an embarrassing moment earlier this season when he went out to the mound against the Orioles to calm down Manoah and did not realize that there was already a trip in the inning. When he turned to go back to the dugout, he was informed by an umpire it was the second trip of the frame and he had to remove Manoah. In August, third baseman Matt Chapman was spotted on camera questioning why Toronto pitched to Shohei Ohtani who homered in his first at-bat with nobody on. Not Schneider’s best moments of the 2023 season.

If Toronto misses out on the playoffs, there is a chance that a change could be made as patience might wearing thin in Canada and he could find himself out.