Fredi Gonzalez: The New Braves Manager?By Tias, Gaea News Network
Wednesday, October 13, 2010
ATLANTA (GaeaTimes.com)- In a recent update it has been revealed that the former Marlins manager Fredi Gonzalez will be filling the shoes of the legendary Bobby Cox for the Atlanta Braves. Though the news comes as a surprise to many fans, insiders have revealed that the 46 year old Fredi Gonzalez had been quite close to Bobby Cox and the Atlanta Braves pitching coach Roger McDowell. The formal announcement of Fredi Gonzalez taking over as the coach of Atlanta Braves is expected to take place in the press conference on Thursday.
Some reports indicate that Bobby Cox was contemplating a retirement in October since last year. His announcement on Monday came after the Atlanta Braves were eliminated by the San Francisco Giants in the playoffs. Bobby Cox was seen extremely emotional after the game and said that it was hard for him to imagine that he was wearing his signature No.6 uniform for the last time. He also said that he would have liked to have won the game against the San Francisco Giants and felt emotional at the loss. Fredi Gonzalez, who takes over as the new manager, according to the reports, boasts of a good record with the Marlins with two games less than a .500.
Fredi Gonzalez was fired from the Marlins team after his three and half year stint with the side. He, reportedly, got into a row with the owner after he benched one of the players. Some reports indicate that Fredi Gonzalez would like to include Carlos Tosca among the staff. Carlos Tosca was also the bench coach for the Marlins during Fredi Gonzalez’s time as manager.