It’s been six seasons since Colorado last reached the MLB’s postseason, with seventh year manager Bud Black overseeing that run.
With a record of 473-546 (.464), Black’s term in Denver has seen more low points than highs, leading many to speculate as to whether the 66-year-old baseball lifer’s time in the Mile High City may be running out. With the MLB regular season winding down, BetColorado.com is looking ahead to the offseason and constructed odds on which managers might be let go.
The Rockies were the first team eliminated from playoff contention in the National League, thus falling off the MLB championship futures board at Colorado sports betting sites.
Odds of Next Manager to Fired
Black Among Leading Candidates To Be Fired
Of the 18 teams that will inevitably miss out on the MLB’s postseason, several franchises will undoubtedly move on from their current managers. One such team we expect to do just that is the Rockies, who come in at +175 to fire Black before Spring Training kicks off next February. Overall, Black’s odds of being fired rank third leaguewide, behind Oliver Marmol of the St. Louis Cardinals (-120) and Aaron Boone of the New York Yankees (+150).
Of the MLB managers to make our top five, Black has the second-most experience in the league (behind Showalter) — with a 16-year managerial run with San Diego and the Rockies. His 1,122 wins with those two clubs rank second among the five, behind Showalter’s 1,721. If Black is shown the door, the Rockies will be on the prowl for their eighth manager in team history (dating back to 1993), with the average tenure of Colorado managers being 4.4 years to date.
BetMGM Colorado lists Atlanta as the World Series favorite at +250. Houston, the defending champions, is tied with the L.A. Dodgers in second at +550.