The Atlanta Braves have been one of the worst teams in the MLB to start the 2016 season. After getting off to a league-worst 7-28 start, they decided they needed a change, so they fired manager Fredi Gonzalez.
— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) May 17, 2016
Gonzalez has been with the team since 2011, the season after longtime manager Bobby Cox retired. In that stretch, he has led the team to a 425-385 record with two playoff appearances and a NL East division championship in 2013.
The Braves have been in a rebuilding period ever since their first division championship in almost a decade and have not looked good at all. The team went 79-83 in 2014 and 67-95 in 2015, their worst record since posting the same record in 1990.
Not only are the Braves host to the worst record in baseball, they are off to their worst home start in franchise history, posting a 2-17 record. They have called up Triple-A manager Brian Snitker to take over as interim manager.
Before coming to Atlanta, Fredi Gonzalez was the manager of NL East rival, the former Florida Marlins from 2007-2010. He has a career record of 701-664 with just two playoff appearances in 10 seasons.
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