The Atlanta Braves fired manager Fredi Gonzalez on Tuesday, after one of the worst half-seasons in the Braves’s 140-year history was followed by the club’s worst-ever start to a season. They currently have the worst record in the majors – 9-28.
The team is expected to make an official announcement on Gonzalez’s firing and his replacement later Tuesday.
Fredi Gonzalez was in his sixth year as the skipper for the Atlanta Braves. After a respectable 42-42 start in 2015, the Braves plummeted to a second half to finish at 67-95. This was the Braves’ worst record since 1990, the year before the famous “worst-to-first” season. This, coupled with the historically bad start in 2016 makes this news non-surprising to most fans.
The front office had little plans to let Gonzalez go until recently. Coming into the season, it was accepted that the Braves were not going to contend during this “rebuild” season. But, given some questionable managerial decisions as of late coupled with the 9-28 record, the Braves pulled the trigger.