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Braves hesitant to commit to Fredi Gonzalez past 2016

Newly minted Atlanta Braves GM John Coppolella has rubbed plenty of Braves fans the wrong way during his brief time in charge of the team, trading shortstop Andrelton Simmons, reportedly entertaining offers for first baseman Freddie Freeman, and then going on a defiant rant about the Braves rebuilding and/or tanking. However, one thing Coppolella said at the GM meetings last week...
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5 days ago  |  Discuss

Braves noncommital on manager Fredi Gonzalez's future beyond 2016

Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez is signed through next season, but then what? YardbarkerThe Atlanta Braves are focused on the future. That is obvious. They’ve traded Andrelton Simmons for prospects and also could move their top starting pitcher, Shelby Miller.Yet, one key aspect of their organization remains decidedly short term: the contract of manager Fredi Gonzalez.Gonzalez...
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6 days ago  |  Discuss

Ranking the new NL East Managers

It’s been quite a month for the National League East. Between the New York Mets coming up short in the World Series and the hiring of three new managers, NL East teams have been making big splashes. Terry Collins of the Mets and Fredi Gonzalez of the Atlanta Braves are the veteran managers of the division, which only had two teams above .500. Collins recently agreed to a two...
Via Sportsnaut
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Fredi Gonzalez has reportedly lost the Braves clubhouse

Something you never want to read about a manager is that he’s lost the clubhouse. It’s generally the death rattle of his tenure with the organization. But what if that manager and his coaching staff is less than two months removed from receiving contract extensions – are they still in danger? Well, we’re about to find out, because according to Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports...
Via The Outside Corner
September 08, 2015  |  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...
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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

Braves extend contracts of GM Wren, manager Gonzalez

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. -- After announcing long-term extensions for multiple Atlanta Braves players over the past few weeks, the organization set its sights on management. The contracts of general manager Frank Wren and manager Fredi Gonzalez were recently extended, the team announced Wednesday morning. Braves president John Schuerholz declined to reveal the terms of the deals,...
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February 19, 2014  |  Discuss

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