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Passan: Not at all. I don't think it was hot early in the season either. I think Ned Yost is a Dayton Moore favorite, and I think Dayton Moore, above just about everything else, values loyalty. If you are a Dayton Moore guy, you are not in trouble in the least.
Engel: Tactically, I don't get a lot of his moves. I think he over-manages the game and he makes curious calls when pulling his starting pitchers. Barring another collapse like the 12-game losing streak early on, he's safe this year, though I've felt that he's the manager who'll get the young players ready to run through the playoffs, but not necessarily the guy who'll manage them once they get there.
Ivie Jr.: It should be warm, at least. He has to prove that he can win at this level and not just develop at this level. If they finish below .500 this season, the temperature needs to go up.
Stalder: Have you ever seen Stripes where Bill Murray is giving P.J. Soles the treatment on the stove in the general's kitchen? Ned is starting to do a little hopping on the grill and the fans are giving him the treatment.
Zimmerman: It has cooled off a bit. At least he isn't as bad as Hillman, Bell or Muser
Jazayerli: Not that hot anymore. Barring a horrific, 100-loss-level collapse, his job is safe this year. Next year the expectations get ramped up significantly.
Brown: Luke warm. He's a caretaker whose job is to prepare the young talent to take the next step. When they're ready for the next step, there will be a new manager in place. Yosty doesn't have the stomach for the pressure of a pennant race.