Mark Bradley thinks it’s time for a change in the Braves dugout, and I’m almost inclined to agree (it’s tough to come out and say it).
I’ll say this: the qualities that made Bobby so effective in the part seem to be working against him now. It’s one thing to stick with a struggling David Justice or Tom Glavine — their track records assured a turnaround. But FITP and KJ have no such records of success, and continuing to run them out there every day hasn’t done them, or the team, any good. And it’s hard not to question his handling of the pitching staff. Why, for instance, did he bring in Rafael Soriano with the Braves leading by five Friday night but not today when the score was tied?
So now it’s your turn — again (asked in early May who should be the manager in 2010, 58 percent answered Bobby). Assuming no one wants to see him fired — and no true Braves fan would wish such an unceremonious end to a Hall of Fame career — I’ll keep it simple: