Originally Posted by WLL1855
I never have understood the logic of firing a manager with just a few games left in the season. Are teams worried the news would get lost in the shuffle as the playoffs were spinning up?
I think it happens for two reasons:
1. It prevents the normal speculation that ensues as soon as the last out of the season is recorded, and allows everyone to enter the off-season knowing that they'll have a new manager next season.
2. On a more personal note, it affords players, coaches, and other members of the organization close to the manager a chance to say goodbye, as people frequently go their separate ways once the season ends and may otherwise not have a chance to do so.