The 2018 Major League Baseball regular season is almost over for most of the teams. For a number of teams, the search for a new manager has already begun. For others, it might officially start soon. As 10 teams have been preparing for the post-season, several others are in a time of uncertainty.

Mike Scioscia headlines the list of departing managers

Mike Scioscia played during 12 MLB seasons with the Los Angeles Dodgers. He won two World Series Championships and was a two-time All-Star. It was an exceptionally solid playing career. But an easy argument can be made that his managerial career was even more successful.

His tenure with the Angels spanned almost 20 years and three different team names. He led the team to the 2002 World Series Championship. Scioscia was also a two-time American League Manager of the Year. Reports arose part-way through the 2018 season that he would step down after the season. Scioscia downplayed the reports at the time, as the Los Angeles Times indicated, but he has now gone through with it.

The Angels aren't the only team in need of a new manager. The Toronto Blue Jays recently announced that John Gibbons would not return next season. Gibbons, a former player with the New York Mets, had been in his second stint with the team. Catcher Russell Martin was allowed to manage the team's final game of the season.

Three managers were dismissed during the course of the regular season. Cincinnati Reds manager Bryan Price was let go shortly into the season. Third base coach Jim Riggleman, who had previously managed four other times, was named interim manager.

Mike Matheny led the St. Louis Cardinals to a World Series appearance in 2013. He had played during 13 seasons with four teams, including the Cardinals, winning four Gold Gloves.

He was dismissed by the Cardinals in July. The team had a winning record at the times. But despite this, the season had not been seen as being up to the team's usual standards. He was replaced by bench coach Mike Shildt.

After appearing in on Major League game, Jeff Banister eventually became a manager with the Texas Rangers.

Nearing the end of the season, he was fired by the team. Bench coach and former Seattle Mariners manager Don Wakamatsu was named his interim replacement.

CBS reports that the Baltimore Orioles are likely to replace Buck Showalter. Showalter was named the 2014 American League Manager of the Year with the team. He had previously won the award twice and managed three other teams. Despite his earlier success with the Orioles, their 2018 season was one of the worst baseball seasons in history.

Hall of Fame player Paul Molitor spent most of his playing career with the Milwaukee Brewers. After a short time with the Blue Jays, he finished his career with the Minnesota Twins. He would eventually become the Twins' manager.

After a lackluster season, Molitor is among the managers that have been seen as vulnerable.

Dave Martinez's position with the Washington Nationals has been questioned. The team was expected to be a top contender. Former manager Dusty Baker was fired last year after making the second round of the playoffs. This year, the Nationals did not make the post-season at all. Despite this, Martinez is likely to return as manager next season.

Bruce Bochy wouldn't normally be expected to be out as the San Francisco Giants manager. A former long-time player, Bochy's tenure as manager of the San Diego Padres lasted for over a decade. So has his time as the Giants manager, winning three World Series along the way.

But health issues have caused some to ponder his future with the team. The Giants also recently let go of their general manager.

Familiar names have been floated as managerial candidates

Shildt has already been named the permanent manager of the Cardinals. Riggleman, Wakamatsu, and Martin are all under consideration to remain in their positions.

Joe Girardi's Major League playing career spanned 14 seasons with four teams. He was 2000 All-Star and three-time World Series champion as a player. He was later named the 2006 National League Manager of the Year with the Florida Marlins. In 2009, he led the New York Yankees, with whom he had played, to a World Series victory. Most recently having been an analyst with the MLB Network, he could soon be managing again.

John Farrell played during nine MLB seasons with four teams. After a brief tenure as manager of the Blue Jays, he was traded to the Boston Red Sox. As the Red Sox manager, he would win the 2013 World Series. In 2018, he became a scout for the Reds and he is now a candidate for the managerial position.