It seems the Rakuten Eagles are may indeed be thinking about getting rid of Marty Brown once the season officially ends. A Chunichi Shimbun article mentions the rumor in an article posted yesterday that also discusses the possibility of the Eagles asking Yakult Swallows pitching coach Daisuke Araki to be their next manager.
While I'm not really sure what to think of the Araki rumor presented in the article, but I do think the rumor about Brown getting fired could be a real possibility.
The Eagles have yet to inform Brown about whether or not he'll be managing the team next season, but it seems he is scheduled to meet with club rep Jun Yoneda on the 30th (the day after the last game of the season). While that doesn't mean Brown's run with the Eagles is over, it also doesn't sound very promising.
Yoneda did also express his frustration with the current season by telling reporters a few days ago that he felt the team lost at least 5-6 games they should of won. Not exactly a glowing review of Brown.
The Eagles may also be recalling some of the headlines Brown supposedly created back in March by promising to kiss everyone's butts and / or to get down on his hands and knees and beg everyone's forgiveness if the team finished in 5th place or worse.
And guess what?
The team finished in 6th and Brown may now have to eat his own words.