The Braves held a press conference to announce the firing of Frank Wren. Looks like Fredi Gonzalez doesn’t have to worry about his job. At least if Bobby Cox has anything to say about it:
#Braves Cox on whether Fredi G will get his vote of confidence with new GM: “Yes, absolutely.”
— David O’Brien (@DOBrienAJC) September 22, 2014
Bobby Cox says that Fredi Gonzalez has done an outstanding job, certainly insinuating that Gonzalez deserves to stay as #Braves manager.
— Bob Nightengale (@BNightengale) September 22, 2014
It’s possible Cox has the ulterior motive of boosting his own legacy as Braves manager by ensuring that an underwhelming successor stays in place for a long time. It worked for Casey Stengel. It’s also possible that Cox has been brainwashed, Manchurian Candidate-style, by the Nationals. Because all I know is that the Nats fans in my Twitter feed were thrilled to hear this.