Even with Mike Scioscia seemingly safe, there are still a lot of skippers in varying degrees of danger as baseball fast approaches its stretch run. Here is my ranking of 12 managers who may feel the seat starting to get warm, and one who may be the first casualty of 2014 as soon as this week.
Jake Peavy has an extensive injury history, but when he’s healthy and on his game the Chicago White Sox right-hander can shutdown opposing hitters. With the White Sox positioned as sellers this season, Peavy should be one of the pieces the team moves as baseball’s trade deadline approaches. And the two leading suitors for his services are starting to emerge.
Thursday night CBSSports’ Jon Heyman reported that the Pirates are pushing hard to acquire Chicago White Sox outfielder Alex Rios. But in an added nugget, Pittsburgh is also likely to push for White Sox shortstop Alexei Ramirez as well. A deal for both players would definitely qualify as a blockbuster and could reshape the National League playoff chase.