Field Management: All Shaken Up This Off-Season

Dusty Baker

In the aftermath of the 2017 season, six clubs made managerial changes, including a record three teams that had advanced to the postseason.┬áSurprised? Don’t be. It’s a part of the ever-evolving game. Yes, Dusty Baker (who won back-to-back division titles in two years with the Nationals), Joe Girardi (who is coming off taking the Yankees to the postseason for the sixth time in the past nine years) and John Farrell (who took the Red Sox to a World Series championship in 2013 and division titles the past two seasons) are out of work.

That, however, isn’t the most unique part of this offseason.

How about the fact that 12 teams have changed pitching coaches? Now, that includes the Indians, who saw Mickey Callaway resign after five years to become the manager of the Mets.

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