Unable to keep his team afloat in the second half of the season after an epic collapse, Cleveland Indians manager Manny Acta looks to be firmly on the hot seat, according to a report by Jon Heyman of CBS Sports.
Despite an apparent vote of confidence from the team's ownership back in August, Heyman's source is indicating a significant amount of displeasure from both Larry and Paul Dolan over the team's lackluster play:
Even a couple weeks ago, just after that vote of confidence, which also covered GM Chris Antonetti and club president Mark Shapiro, a source said Indians ownership was "unhappy" with the Indians' second-half slide. Now, with the team 4-12 since the younger Dolan's vote of confidence, Acta's job security seems even less certain.
Only 21 games remain on the Indians' schedule, and the team currently sits in a tie with Minnesota for dead last in the American League Central. Considering how Acta's squad was a mere 1.5 games out of first place as recently as Jul. 1, it's awfully hard to say he belongs anywhere but the hot seat at the moment. Barring a miracle finish, the 43-year-old manager may just be in his final season with the Indians.