Braves extend Fredi Gonzalez through 2016


Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez was in the last year of his deal. And, stuck with a rebuild and a team going nowhere, the chances of him winning for the rest of the year are slim. It’s enough to make one worry about their job security.

He need worry no more. Or at least for a year or so:

Eh, why not? Fredi’s presence is not keeping this team from winning or losing. He’s not a great tactician and drives me crazy in that regard, but he’s liked by his players and doesn’t cause problems. Call me back when the Braves are in a playoff race in which any given call to the bullpen or call for a bunt could cost them something real. For now though there’s no harm in keeping Fredi around.