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Report: Tigers to interview Fredi Gonzalez for managerial opening

Fredi Gonzalez could soon be back in the game as a manager.According to a report by Katie Strang of The Athletic on Tuesday, the Detroit Tigers, who recently announced that they will not be bringing back manager Brad Ausmus in 2018, will interview Gonzalez for the job.More from Strang: Gonzalez was described as “ideal” in terms of fit for a young, rebuilding Tigers by one MLB executive...
Via Larry Brown Sports
October 03, 2017  |  Discuss

Why Joe Mikulik should manage Braves for rest of 2016

The decision to fire Fredi Gonzalez has left the Atlanta Braves with interim Brian Snitker to manage the team. Now, perhaps the Braves are planning on using the rest of the 2016 season as something of an audition for Snitker but really, what sense does that make? You could generate some amalgamation of the best 10 managers in MLB history and they wouldn’t be able to do anything...
Via Sportsnaut
May 25, 2016  |  Discuss

Chipper Jones hasn’t ruled out managing Braves

If the Atlanta Braves were to come calling, Chipper Jones just might consider ditching retirement to come back to the dugout as manager of his old ball club. Speaking with Atlanta’s 680-AM The Fan on Friday, Jones wasn’t tipping his hand. “No comment,” was his answer, via ALJ.com, when he was asked straight up if he had any interest in managing the Braves. But he wouldn’t rule...
Via Sportsnaut
May 20, 2016  |  Discuss

Fredi Gonzalez found out about firing via a flight confirmation email

Fredi Gonzalez reportedly learned that the Atlanta Braves were firing him when he received an unexpected flight confirmation email. According to David O’Brien of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Gonzalez received an email shortly before his former team’s loss to the Pirates on Monday informing him that he had a scheduled flight to Atlanta on Tuesday afternoon. Since the Braves...
Via Larry Brown Sports
May 18, 2016  |  Discuss

Report: Fredi Gonzalez learned of firing from accidental email

It is a cruel, cruel world, as former Atlanta Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez learned this week. On Tuesday morning, the Braves announced Gonzalez had been fired after six seasons, following an MLB worst 9–28 record. The firing wasn’t entirely surprising, but it appears as though Gonzalez may have learned of his fate in an unfortunate way. According to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution...
Via Campus Sports Net
May 17, 2016  |  Discuss

Flight change warned Fredi Gonzalez of firing

Managing the Atlanta Braves this season is a fruitless job. With no talent and very little hope, the team is on track for well over 100 losses. So, there’s a good chance that Fredi Gonzalez was resigned to the fact that his days as Braves skipper were numbered. Still, he didn’t expect to learn the news this way. According to The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, the front office brass...
Via The Sports Daily
May 17, 2016  |  Discuss

Report: Braves considering firing manager Fredi Gonzalez

Fredi Gonzalez is on the hot seat with the Atlanta Braves, as the team is reportedly considering firing the manager. Bob Nightengale of USA Today has reported that the Braves are “embarrassed” over their MLB worst 7-19 start to the season. In this, they are giving some serious thought to replacing Gonzalez. Nightengale also reported that the team is interested in former San Diego...
Via Sportsnaut
May 04, 2016  |  Discuss

Atlanta Braves Manager Fredi Gonzalez Has Concrete Block Smashed on Chest

When you are the coach or manager of a team you have to do whatever you can in order to motivate your team. If that means you give a rousing speech prior to game time or practice you do it. If that means you turn up the music in the locker room you do it. If that means you place a concrete block on your chest while someone swings a sledge hammer at it you do it.Right Fredi Gonzalez...
Via FatManWriting
March 16, 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...
Via isportsweb.com
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...
Via isportsweb.com
September 06, 2014  |  1 Comment

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