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The 2019 Major League Baseball season is still young and there's plenty of time to turn things around, but several teams have failed to live up to their preseason expectations so far. While some things are out of anyone's control, there's still plenty of blame that a team's manager needs to shoulder, which could place them on the hot seat.
Here are three managers that could end up being axed this season.
1. Dave Martinez, Washington Nationals
Dave Martinez led the Nationals to a disappointing 82-80 record in 2018 and after a 2-5 start, he’s yet to live up to the club’s lofty expectations in 2019. If the Nationals continue to play at their current level, there’s a good chance that Martinez could be on his way out the door by mid-season.
2. Aaron Boone, New York Yankees
Boone may have led the Yankees to a 100-win season and postseason appearance last year, but 2019 has been a completely different story. The Yankees have stumbled out of the gate due to an early batch of injuries and Boone has yet to find a way to adjust. If he’s unable to keep the club afloat until they get healthy, Boone’s days in the Bronx could be numbered sooner rather than later.
3. Joe Maddon, Chicago Cubs
Maddon’s long term future with the Cubs was subject to several rumors this offseason, but his future could already be decided if Chicago keeps up its current form. The Cubbies have started off the year in disappointing fashion, currently sitting at 1-6, and unless Maddon can turn things around, he might not be managing much longer.
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