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Atlanta Braves competitive on field but struggling to excite their fans

The Atlanta Braves have exceeded expectations on the field this season.  The club on Friday recognized the efforts of manager Fredi Gonzalez and his coaches by giving them all contract extensions through the end of 2016.  The club retains an option on all of them for 2017. Unfortunately for the Braves, being better than the pundits thought is not generating any excitement among...
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18 days ago  |  Discuss

Atlanta Braves give manager Fredi Gonzalez a contract extension

Sometimes it does pay to be the company man and do what’s best for the organization, even if it may potentially hurt your own career. In the case of Atlanta Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez, that means being rewarded on Friday with a contract extension through the 2016 season with a club option for 2017.  The entire coaching staff was also given the same deal as the club prepares...
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18 days ago  |  Discuss

Braves extend contracts of Gonzalez, coaches, through 2016

ATLANTA (AP) The Atlanta Braves have extended the contracts of manager Fredi Gonzalez and his coaches through the 2016 season. The team says the extensions include club options for 2017. The Braves return from the All-Star break with a 42-47 record in Gonzalez's fifth season. His record with the Braves is 400-337, including the 2013 NL East title and a wild card spot in 2012. This...
Via AP on Fox
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Braves extend manager Gonzalez, coaching staff through 2016 season

The Atlanta Braves ended speculation concerning the future of manager Fredi Gonzalez on Friday afternoon, announcing extensions for the franchise's entire coaching staff. The Braves extended Gonzalez, who has served as Atlanta's manager since the 2011 season, through the 2016 season with a club option for 2017, when the team moves into its new ballpark in Cobb County. The value of...
Via Fox Sports South
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Fredi Gonzalez of the Atlanta Braves for manager of the year?

Fredi Gonzalez is managing his socks off for the Atlanta Braves.  The Braves were supposed to be just slightly better than the woeful Philadelphia Phillies this season after they traded away three of their four best hitters and closer Craig Kimbrel for prospects and spare parts.  Even before the Kimbrel trade, both FanGraphs and Baseball Prospectus had the Braves losing about 90...
Via OutsidePitchMLB
27 days ago  |  Discuss

Fredi Gonzalez had a cement block smashed on his chest

Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez might be feeling the heat a little bit. Last week, he was ejected from a Braves-Yankees Spring Training game in the first inning for arguing a call on Shelby Miller’s first pitch of the game. This weekend, he wanted to “promote trust” with his team, and brought in a motivational speaker name Donnie Moore to smash a cement block on his chest. Yes...
Via The Outside Corner
March 15, 2015  |  Discuss

Braves’ Fredi Gonzalez Ejected In First Inning Of Spring Training Game (Video)

Atlanta Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez doesn’t need anymore spring training; he looks like he’s already in midseason form. The Atlanta skipper channeled his predecessor — the short-tempered Bobby Cox — on Thursday night when he was ejected after the first pitch in the bottom of the first inning of a spring training game against the New York Yankees. Gonzalez apparently wasn’t...
March 13, 2015  |  Discuss

Fredi Gonzalez ejected in first inning of spring training game (Video)

Atlanta Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez was ejected from Thursday's spring training game against the New York Yankees after arguing the first pitch in the bottom of the first inning.The pitch from Braves pitcher Shelby Miller to Yankees batter Jacoby Ellsbury called a ball by home plate umpire Dan Iassogna, who apparently thought it was low. Gonzalez didn't agree, as he felt Yankees...
Via Holdout Sports
March 13, 2015  |  Discuss

Fredi Gonzalez is safe while others are not so lucky

The Atlanta Braves announced on Friday that manager Fredi Gonzalez will return in 2015 for his fifth season with the team, while some of his coaching counterparts on the staff were not so lucky. Gonzalez will get at least one more go-around with the Braves Out is assistant hitting coach Scott Fletcher, who shared the same fate of hitting coach Greg Walker, who resigned earlier this...
October 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Should the Atlanta Braves axe Fredi Gonzalez?

As the days in the 2014 regular season dwindle down, the Atlanta Braves find themselves fighting to stay alive in the tight NL Wild Card race. The situation is still unsettled after Saturday, as Atlanta remains 5.5 games behind the Washington Nationals in the NL East and tied with the Milwaukee Brewers for the final playoff spot. The team’s recent struggles, which includes being...
September 06, 2014  |  1 Comment

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