We know what you're thinking ... the 2017 regular season hasn't even started, yet we're already gunning for people's jobs. But let's be honest, there are plenty of teams that haven't lived up to expectations in recent years, and this could be make-or-break time.
While we can't say for sure which managers are truly in jeopardy of losing their jobs, here's a look at nine who could be on the hot seat this season.
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Clint Hurdle - Pittsburgh Pirates
Hurdle is entering his seventh season as Pirates manager and it's the last guaranteed year of his contract. He's signed through 2017 with a club option for 2018, but there hasn't been much talk about exercising it.
Hurdle has an overall record of 509-462 in his six seasons with the Pirates and owns the sixth-most wins in franchise history. He led the team to three straight NL wild-card berths from 2013-15, but last year's 78-83 mark was a huge disappointment.
If the Pirates fail to put together a winning season for the second straight year, Hurdle could be out.
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Bryan Price - Cincinnati Reds
Since Price took over as manager following the 2013 season, the Reds have gone from playoff contenders into rebuilding mode, as they've traded away some of their biggest stars (Aroldis Chapman, Johnny Cueto and Brandon Phillips). Cincinnati has also been hit with a number of major injuries to key players, making it tough for Price to lead his team back to relevance.
Despite his 208-276 overall record, Price was signed to a one-year extension at the end of last season, with a club option for 2018. He will now be tasked with leading a new core of young, talented pitchers like Anthony DeSclafani, Raisel Iglesias and Brandon Finnegan, giving the former pitching coach a chance to shine and prove himself as "the guy" for the future.
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Mike Scioscia - Los Angeles Angels
After missing the playoffs the past two seasons, the Angels' patience with Scioscia could be wearing thin. Angels' owner Arte Moreno has always been in Scioscia's corner, but ever since former GM Jerry Dipoto departed (July 2015) and the Angels were proclaimed as Scioscia's team, the Halos have gone 118-128 and haven't sniffed the postseason.
With another playoff miss, it would be tough to see Scioscia making it past 2017.
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Paul Molitor - Minnesota Twins
Molitor is entering his third season as Twins manager and now that he's had two years to settle in, the expectations are higher. He has had to develop a relatively unseasoned roster into a competitive major-league club, which is no easy feat, especially for someone who had never managed at any level before taking the job.
This is the type of situation that can make or break an inexperienced manager, so how Molitor handles it will have an impact on the franchise for years to come.
After a 103-loss season, there isn't really anywhere to go but up. So a lack of progress in Year Three of Molitor's tenure will likely cost him his job.
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Joe Girardi - New York Yankees
Ever since he took over the Yankees in 2008, Joe Girardi has been an all-or-nothing manager. He's either led his team deep into the playoffs (including a World Series championship in 2009) or has missed the postseason completely. As he enters the final year of his contract, that lack of consistency could put his job in jeopardy.
Given the eclectic mix of young talent and over-the-hill veterans, many don't know what to expect from the Yankees this season. If Girardi is able to prove that he's capable of bringing together such diverse talents and molding the group into a contender, he could find himself with a hefty extension at year's end. If not, his time in the Bronx could be over.
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Terry Collins - New York Mets
Many said Collins was done in New York last August, when it appeared as if the Mets would fail to make the postseason just one year after reaching the World Series. But after a solid September run, they snuck in as a wild card and Collins was deemed safe ... for the time being.
With Collins' contract expiring at the end of this season, he'll probably get fired by fans and the media 10 times before year's end. But considering all Collins has done -- especially with a depleted pitching staff -- over the past few seasons, are the Mets really going to find anyone better?
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Dusty Baker - Washington Nationals
The Nationals are coming off a 95-win season during which they finished first in the NL East. So why is Baker being mentioned as a manager on the hot seat? First of all, his contract is up at the end of the season, and while GM Mike Rizzo has given Baker a verbal vote of confidence, he hasn't yet backed it up with an extension and is extremely unwilling to talk about it.
Second, the Nats had one of the best records in baseball but failed to make it past the first round of the playoffs, which is sort of Baker's M.O. -- he was fired by the Reds for not being able to get his team over the playoff hump. And maybe Rizzo plans to test that theory again this year before deciding on an extension.
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Brad Ausmus - Detroit Tigers
After going 74-87 and finishing last in the division in 2015, the Tigers seemed destined for a new leader. But to everyone's surprise, Ausmus wasn't fired. Instead, he was given another chance to bring the AL Central juggernauts back to life. And he did, kinda.
The Tigers spent basically all of last season nipping at the heels of the division-rival Indians. They contended for a playoff spot, but their 86-75 record left them 2 1/2 games shy of a wild-card berth. That was apparently good enough for the front office to exercise Ausmus' option for 2017, although he'll have to prove himself again to earn an extension beyond this season.
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John Farrell - Boston Red Sox
The Red Sox were crowned American League champs before last season's playoffs even started. However, they were sent packing after being swept by the Indians in the ALDS. With some hefty offseason acquisitions, including a blockbuster deal to acquire ace Chris Sale, expectations are high again, meaning more pressure on Ferrell.
With one of the best pitching staffs in all of baseball, another early postseason exit will be considered unacceptable to Red Sox Nation. And Farrell could wind up being the scapegoat.