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Whenever there is a streak of bad situations Roger Maris Jersey , you can bet someone, somewhere is thinking about who's getting in trouble for it. In this case, it seems like people are wondering if Jose Mourinho will ever get a big-time gig after Manchester United.Some people think that this might be coming from a lack of confidence in himself. The speculation comes from strange plays that Jose has been聽implementing聽recently. Some of these include him putting three people at the back, substituting a player after a mere eighteen minutes and even moving around the defense.Now, if spectators are thinking this, it's surely something that the higher-ups聽are also considering. While that may seem like the case, it certainly isn't, according to sky sports, Jose actually received a text from a聽Manchester United board member who said that his job was safe for now. This is good news for him because we often hear about people getting sacked based on speculation about their performance, even if it doesn't include one side of the perspective.advertising Via The IndependentOne of the reasons he might not lose his job is that Manchester United seems to have some form of a lack of direction. Although, that seems to be the opinion of Jonathan Northcroft from the Sunday Times.This can be a bad thing because when there's even the slightest hint of a lack of direction, it can travel all the way down the grapevine. You see, some of these weird decisions being made by Mourinho could be the result of that, however , we cannot be sure of that just yet.Manchester United won on Saturday against Newcastle with a score of 3-2. This is why it makes these situations so complicated. Generally, when someone helps make a team win, especially an elite manager like Jose Mourhino, you'd expect everyone to be happy. There is even the fact that he's regarded as one of the best managers around, so, with that in mind, it's hard to believe he would get sacked, however, it's not impossible.advertisingOverall, we don't know just yet, the team won but there's some level of skepticism in Jose's style. There is also some level of support for him since, at least for the time being, he's secure. On July 6, a 53-35 Milwaukee Brewers team had the best record in the National League and a 2.5-game lead in the NL Central. Since then Tim McCarver Jersey , they've gone 8-11 with a minus-five run differential and seen that lead in the standings turn into a half-game deficit.If anyone needs to make a splash at the deadline, it's the Brew Crew.While they've already added reinforcement to the bullpen with the addition of Joakim Soria and a power bat to the lineup with Mike Moustakas, they still need starting pitching help.Jon Morosi of MLB Network reported the Brewers have been in talks with the Minnesota Twins regarding infielder Brian Dozier, and a large deal could materialize to also include Kyle Gibson.Dozier no longer looks like a potential target with Travis Shaw shifting over to second base following the addition of Moustakas, but Gibson would still be a great fit.The 30-year-old is enjoying a breakout season with a 3.42 ERA (3.78 FIP) and 1.21 WHIP in 129 innings for 2.7 WAR鈥?3th among AL starters.While he's more than just a rental with team control through next season, Milwaukee should be able to get a deal done without giving up top prospects Keston Hiura or Corbin Burnes.It's not the sexiest name out there, but he'd be a stabilizing addition to the starting staff as the team gears up for the stretch run.Los Angeles Dodgers Acquire Jose Leclerc and Jake Diekman4 of 4Jake DiekmanG Fiume/Getty ImagesThe Los Angeles Dodgers are not finished adding to their roster, even after swinging a blockbuster deal to acquire Manny Machado.According to Bob Nightengale ofUSA Today, the team is now pursuing "a reliever to help out closer Kenley Jansen," and they're casting a wide net in their search.Last summer, the Dodgers added one of the top rental relievers on the market (Tony Watson) and a controllable bullpen arm (Tony Cingrani), and a similar approach could be employed this time around.The Texas Rangers provide an opportunity to kill two birds with one stone. Think the Washington Nationals acquiring Sean Doolittle and Ryan Madson from the Oakland Athletics last year, only on a slightly smaller scale.Closer Keone Kela might be the Rangers' most attractive trade chip, but he's far from the only useful arm they have readily available in trade talks.A package of Jake Diekman and Jose Leclerc would give the Dodgers two quality arms鈥攐ne rental (Diekman) and one controllable (Leclerc)鈥攁nd the two together would likely come at a smaller acquisition price than Kela.Diekman:46 G , 14 HLD, 3.79 ERA, 10.9 K/9Leclerc:39 G, 13 HLD, 2.39 ERA, 12.7K/9Would that be enough for the Dodgers to feel comfortable with the bullpen down the stretch?With Brad Hand, Zach Britton, Jeurys Familia, Joakim Soria and Seunghwan Oh already off the market, the crop of quality relievers is rapidly dwindling. The Dodgers would be wise to move quickly, and the Rangers look like the perfect trade partner. 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