The 2017 season is young but some managers find themselves on the hot seat already. Which manager will be fired first?
The Pirates Clint Hurdle is a +350 favorite (started season +750). Pittsburgh is currently 3-2 thanks to a sweep of the Braves over the weekend but the Buccos failed to make the playoffs last year. In the previous three seasons the team reached the postseason but never made it past the Division Series.
Pirates vs. Reds
There is a Pro System for this game that is +156.6 units all-time
Staying in the NL Central, Cincinnati’s Bryan Price is +400. Under his leadership the Reds have finished 4th or worse in the division each year. If you like Price to get canned now might be the time to place a bet. He was the odds on favorite in the preseason.
John Farrell is an interesting longshot. In his first season as manager Boston won the World Series but has since missed the playoffs in two of the last three years. The Red Sox are among the contenders for the World Series, if the team falters and misses the playoffs it could cost Farrell his job.
Odds to be First Manager Fired
|Manager||Updated (Bovada)||Preseason (BETDSI)|
|Clint Hurdle (PIT)||+350||+750|
|Bryan Price (CIN)||+400||+200|
|Mike Scioscia (LAA)||+500||N/A|
|Paul Molitor (MIN)||+600||+300|
|Brad Ausmus (DET)||+650||N/A|
|Andy Green (SD)||+750||+900|
|Terry Collins (NYM)||+1000||N/A|
|Joe Girardi (NYY)||+1000||+1200|
|Dusty Baker (WAS)||+1200||N/A|
|John Farrell (BOS)||+1600||N/A|