MLB Managers In Review: The Best And The Worst

Baseball | 5/26/23

A Major League Baseball team can have an all-star starting line-up, but the wrong manager can throw a major wrench in the system if the clubhouse isn’t careful. Some managers inspire the players to be their best, while others make the wrong decisions at the worst times possible. These are the best and worst MLB managers.

Worst: Derek Shelton – Pittsburgh Pirates

A perennial losing franchise, the Pittsburgh Pirates reshaped the organization in 2020, bringing in Ben Cherington as the new General Manager. Cherington then hired Derek Shelton to manage the team from the dugout.

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Hamstrung with one of the least talented lineups in the league, Shelton struggled right out of the gate, finishing the shortened 2020 season 19-41. 2021 hasn’t been much kinder, putting Shelton’s return in 2022 in doubt.