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Orioles' Buck Showalter is the odds-on favorite to be baseball's first manager fired in 2018

Orioles fans don't think too highly of their pitching staff's stuff. Sportsbook oddsmakers don't feel much better about Buck Showalter's future.

On Thursday afternoon, sports betting website Bovada had the Orioles manager as the odds-on favorite as the first major league skipper be fired this season, ahead of the Oakland Athletics' Bob Melvin (3-5 record), Cincinnati Reds' Bryan Price (1-4), St. Louis Cardinals' Mike Matheny (3-4), Miami Marlins' Don Mattingly (2-5), Philadelphia Phillies' Gabe Kapler (2-4) and Los Angeles Angels' Mike Scioscia (5-2).

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Before the season started, Showalter was, according to BetDSI Sportsbook, the seventh-most likely manager to get a pink slip first. Then the Chris Davis experiment failed, every starting pitcher not named Dylan Bundy struggled, and the club was on its way to its worst start to the season since 2010.

Last season's 75-87 record was the Orioles' worst since Showalter's first full season in Baltimore, when the club finished 69-93 in 2011. The Orioles have made the postseason three times in Showalter's seven full seasons at the helm, with an overall record of 624-574 since 2010.

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