Now that the 2015 Phillies season has started and we’ve all seen what a hot garbage dump the team is, it’s only a matter of time before people start wondering if Ryne Sandberg is going to survive the season. It’s not like any of this is his fault. He’s just playing the cards he’s been dealt (except for Darin Ruf) and seeing what comes of it. But if they aren’t going to fire Ruben — and they’re not going to fire Ruben — someone may have to take the fall. Bovada thinks it could be Sandberg.
According to the oddsmaker, Sandberg has the best odds to be the first manager fired this season:
Ryne Sandberg 5/2
Terry Collins 3/1
Bud Black 5/1
John Gibbons 6/1
Freddy Gonzalez 6/1
If Sandberg does get fired, it leaves open a job that no one wants and will be hard to fill. That is, unless they’re just setting this all up for the return of Larry Bowa.