Winning a division title in Major League Baseball is not good enough these days. Just ask John Farrell, until recently manager of the Boston Red Sox, or Dusty Baker, the former manager of the Washington Nationals.
Winning a division series and reaching the seventh game of the American League Championship Series is not good enough, either. Just ask Joe Girardi, until Thursday the manager of the New York Yankees. His downfall? The Houston Astros defeated the Yankees in Game 7 of the ALCS.