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The Braves would probably take Fredi Gonzalez off Florida's hands

Oct 6, 2009, 9:25 AM EDT

Yesterday’s story that the Marlins are talking to Bobby Valentine and, regardless of what Bobby V. does, are thinking about firing Fredi Gonzalez, elicited a reaction from Bobby Cox:

“I can’t believe that. He’s done a remarkably great job
over there. Fredi can do a little bit of everything. He’s
knowledgeable, great communicator, disciplines well . . . he’s got a lot of
stuff in his favor. That’s the biggest surprise I’ve had all season.”

Gonzalez was the Braves’ third base coach before taking the Florida job. Based on Cox’s reaction, there is every reason to think that he’d find a job pretty quickly with the Braves if Jeff Loria decides to fire him. The same Braves team who is in need of a replacement for Bobby Cox following the 2010 season.

I have no idea why the Marlins repeatedly alienate good managers, but how hilarious would it be to see ex-Marlin manager Joe Girardi win the 2009 World Series with the Yankees and ex-Marlin Fredi
Gonzalez win it in 2010 and 2011 as the Braves’ bench coach
and manager, respectively?

  1. Grant - Oct 6, 2009 at 10:15 AM

    I want him to be the O’s manager. Instead we’re stuck with Trembley for another year. Ugh.

  2. Church of the Perpetually Outraged - Oct 6, 2009 at 1:01 PM

    …ex-Marlin Fredi Gonzalez win it in 2010 and 2011 as the Braves’ bench coach and manager, respectively?

    Some wishful thinking perhaps? :)

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