He isn’t necessarily a favorite of the new president of baseball operations, John Hart. The Braves had lost five of six games before sweeping the Marlins, prompting internal finger-pointing, according to major-league sources. … But it also stands to reason that Hart eventually might want his own man.
As Ken Rosenthal notes, it would be difficult to fire Fredi if the Braves hover around .500 since expectations were so low. So does that mean those of us who’d prefer another manager should root against the Braves this year?
My solution: Root for a September meltdown. The Braves will no doubt be out of it by then, and bad finishes leave a bad taste with management.