Baseball has been wildly disappointing in the Empire State after the All-Star break, much to the chagrin of Mets and Yankees fans and people in New York sports betting who have backed either team. So, now, two New York managers find themselves on the hot seat.
With the MLB regular season winding down, EmpireStakes.com – your source for NY sportsbook promos - is looking ahead to the offseason and constructed hypothetical odds on which managers might be let go. Here are the potential candidates:
Odds of Next Manager to be Fired
Brutal Year for Yankees, Mets
You know big city baseball hasn't been good when two teams that reside there have their managers in the top five.
New York Yankees manager Aaron Boone, second on the list at +150 (40%), has been at the helm of the historic franchise for the past six seasons and has yet to lead them to their 28th World Series title. With all the injuries, pitching woes and just lack of consistency in The Bronx this season, New York still holds a 76-75 (.503) record and is 6.5 games back for the final Wild Card spot in the American League. The Yankees continue their three-game homestand tonight against the Toronto Blue Jays.
Who would have thought the Yankees would be 19 games behind the Baltimore Orioles? The Orioles (+700) trail only the Atlanta Braves (+240), defending champion Houston Astros and the Los Angeles Dodgers (both +550) in odds to win the World Series at FanDuel NY. The question Yankees Nation is trying to answer: Should Boone or general manager Brian Cashman be let go?
New York Mets manager Buck Showalter, fifth on the list at +350 (22.2%), has the Amazin's battling hard toward the end of the season. However, with a record of 70-81, it is way too little, way too late as they are eight games back for the final Wild Card spot in the National League. With their two best pitchers traded by the mid-summer deadline, it was a clear signal the Mets are rebuilding for the future or, at least, waiting ‘til next year.The Mets conclude their three-game set tonight at the Miami Marlins, before heading to Philadelphia to start a four-game weekend series.
Topping the list to get the pink slip is St. Louis Cardinals manager Oliver Marmol at -120 (54.5%). Currently, St. Louis (67-84, .444) is last in the NL Central Division. While the Cardinals leadership has said Marmol will return next season, we at EmpireStakes.com will believe it when we see it.