There are eight managerial openings in Major League Baseball: the San Francisco Giants, New York Mets, Kansas City Royals, San Diego Padres, Chicago Cubs, Los Angeles Angels, Pittsburgh Pirates, and Philadelphia Phillies. Which openings offer the most promise? Here’s a ranking of the eight teams looking for new managers.
8) Kansas City Royals (Moving on From Ned Yost)
The Royals have a nice positional core which includes Whit Merrifield, Adalberto Mondesi, Hunter Dozier, and Jorge Soler. But, as a whole, the Royals are a handful of years away from posing any sort of threat in the American League.
Their pitching staff is subpar, at best, and the organization is banking on internal growth to provide a jolt moving forward. Plus, the AL Central includes the Minnesota Twins, Cleveland Indians, and young Chicago White Sox; the Royals are tasked with outgrowing those ballclubs.
They offer the chance to be a big-league manager, but the Royals job is one with a high likelihood of missing the playoffs on a consistent basis in the foreseeable future.