Found February 13, 2012 on The Outside Corner:
About three weeks ago, we had a post here about the lame duck managers of the MLB, including a couple that were on the hot seat. Well, there are numerous other managers in the league on the hot seat going into the 2012 season for a variety of reasons, be it high expectations, consistent underperformance, or any other factor. Here are five managers who could be on the hot seat if 2012 doesn't exactly go the way that it's supposed to. 1. Dusty Baker, RedsAfter a four season stint with the Cubs, 2012 will be Dusty Baker's fifth at the helm of the Cincinnati Reds. His finishes as Reds manager have been fifth, fourth, first, and third. That division title in 2010 is his one season with the club where he's won more games than he's lost, and his Reds got swept out of the playoffs by the Phillies that season. This season, there really aren't that many excuses for Baker's Reds. Albert Pujols is gone from the Cardinals. Prince Fielder (and possibly Ryan Braun for ...

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