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Braves exercise 2014 option on manager Fredi Gonzalez

Dec 5, 2012, 4:21 PM EDT

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Fredi Gonzalez won’t have to manage this season on a one-year contract, as the Braves just announced that they’ve exercised his 2014 option.

Gonzalez, who was fired by the Marlins in mid-2010 and then took over for a retiring Bobby Cox with the Braves in 2011, has a 183-141 (.565) record in Atlanta after going 276-279 (.497) in Florida.

Gonzalez’s option for 2014 is part of the original three-year contract he signed in October of 2010.

This year the Braves went 94-68 and made the postseason as one of the Wild Card teams, but lost the one-game playoff to the Cardinals.

  1. mrwillie - Dec 5, 2012 at 4:39 PM

    He boggles the mind sometime with some of his in game decisions, but all and all he did a pretty good job last season. He didn’t kill our pen like he did in 2011 and did a good job keeping pace with a more dominant Nats team all season long.

  2. Chip Caray's Eyebrows - Dec 5, 2012 at 5:41 PM

    Fredi had a much better second year skippering the Braves. No reason to have a major problem with this decision outside of being totally irrational. Which a lot of people are when it comes to Fredi. They made up their minds about the guy last year and refuse to acknowledge his improvement from year one to year two.

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