One extension I could do without

FW and Fredi were signed to new contracts today, terms undisclosed. Wren, despite some major stumbles, is deserving. I’m not sure I’d say the same about Fredi, who tends to save his worst decisions for the games that matter most.

There was last year’s call to keep Kimbrel in the ‘pen in Game 4 of the NLDS.  A year earlier, in the Wild Card game against St. Louis, he ordered a safety squeeze by Andrelton in the 4th inning with one out, a slow-footed Freddie on 3rd and the PITCHER on deck.

Or how ’bout his decision, in Game 162 of the 2011 season, to pitch to Hunter Pence with Michael Martinez, a 28-year-old rookie with a .196 BA, on deck. Pence, as you may recall, drove in the run that eliminated the Bravos from the playoffs.

To be fair, Fredi has shown improvement since his first year in Atlanta. He was right about giving Freddy Garcia the ball in Game 4 last year.  And his record is nothing to sneeze at.

But I still think the Braves could do better.

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5 Comments on One extension I could do without

  1. To be fair, Fredi makes an excellent scapegoat!

  2. He does get a lot of the blame. Besides, who is a better option for a manager that is available right now? I can’t think of any.

  3. pepefreeus // February 19, 2014 at 6:52 pm //

    Any random passer by on the street.

    He’s not a scapegoat, he’s truly worthless.

  4. TP would be a better choice, IMO.

  5. pepefreeus // February 20, 2014 at 6:49 pm //

    TP, Eddie, Dave Martinez (who is a former Brave and would bring all the good things from the Rays without all the douchy things I hate about Maddon.)

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