Here’s something for the ‘Fire Charlie!!!’ crowd.
Over at The New York Post, Joel Sherman wrote about which other managers are on the hot seat after the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim let go of Joe Maddon in the midst in the midst of a 14-game losing streak that began with a four-game sweep at the hands of the Blue Jays.
Among the names on the list are Mike Matheney of the Kansas City Royals, Don Mattingly of the Miami Marlins, and Davey Martinez of the Washington Nationals. Sherman also noted a potential ‘manager flip-flop’ that could be on the horizon involving the Blue Jays and veteran manager Bud Black…
Colorado ownership is known as among the majors’ most loyal, so Bud Black is not in huge peril. But follow this bouncing ball: The Blue Jays awarded Charlie Montoyo a one-year extension through next season in spring and Toronto is currently in playoff position. But if the Blue Jays were to stumble, a few executives mentioned the possibility of Black (who has strong ties to Toronto team president Mark Shapiro dating to their time in Cleveland in the 1990s) perhaps being next offseason’s Bob Melvin — Melvin left the eternally penny-pinching A’s for the talented, but underachieving Padres last offseason.
As Sherman notes, Mark Shapiro goes years back with Black to his time in Cleveland, where he was hired to be a pitching coach with the organization’s Triple-A affiliate, the Buffalo Bisons, after his p …
Author: Cam Lewis / Blue Jays Nation