The 2022 MLB season has been full of surprises.
Some of them have been positive, like the current performance by the Seattle Mariners and the Baltimore Orioles.
Others have been bad, like the Cincinnati Reds’ 3-22 start, the Los Angeles Angels’ 14-game losing streak, and the current 2-8 run by the Toronto Blue Jays.
Two of those three negative situations led to managers being fired.
Joe Girardi, Joe Maddon, and now, as @Ken_Rosenthal reported, Charlie Montoyo, each one more stunning than the other.
— Alden González (@Alden_Gonzalez) July 13, 2022
The Philadelphia Phillies got the ball rolling after they decided to move on from Girardi in surprising fashion on June 3.
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It was still very early in the season, and you could say the Phillies gave him roughly two months.
The Phillies were going through a bit of a rough time back then, but it was still a bit shocking.
Just four days after that, after the Angels lost their 12th straight game, the front office decided to part ways with World-Series winning manager Maddon.
Maddon, who lifted the trophy with the 2016 Chicago Cubs, was thought to have some leeway, but a 12-game losing streak is hard to swallow for any ownership, especially one from a team with many expectations like the Angels.
The Angels have been unable to turn around their season, unlike the Phillies, who are still in the hunt for the playoffs.
The Blue Jays, on the other hand, decided to part with Montoyo today.
He is being questioned for not doing better with a really talented roster and for his leadership skills.
Time will tell if the three teams can make the postseason.