Is Cleveland Indians' manager Manny Acta on the hot seat?
The Indians' performance has been nothing short of disappointing since the All-Star break, with the team going 10-29 during that time period. Blame has been placed everywhere from the front office to those players not quite meeting expectations, such as just about every member of the pitching staff.
Acta, in true leadership fashion, is placing the blame on himself. It is, after all, the responsibility of the manager to get the most out of his players, and what is occurring now with the team is less than acceptable.
In a statement to the media following the Tribe's most recent loss, Acta stated, "I talked to them just to reassure them," said Acta. "They do need to relax. There have never been 25 guys released [at once] in the history of the game. They should relax. If one guy is going to go, it's going to be me, not them. So relax and play the game."
While General Manager Chris Antonetti has stated he has confidence in the job Acta is doing back on August 4, if the team continues to nose-dive into the bottom of the American League, his job may not be as safe as it was earlier in the month.
Is it time for Acta to move on and potentially see how bench coach Sandy Alomar Jr. could do
Manny Acta and Alomar Jr. by Erik Daniel Drost via Flickr