Ken Rosenthal says “it’s difficult to imagine (Fredi) surviving past the team’s current eight-game road trip, with the Braves facing the Red Sox, Cubs and Mets.” The Office thinks the guillotine falls on Fredi this Thursday.
While we welcome a new manager, Rosenthal raises a good point that concerns me as well.
If the Braves failed to properly evaluate this year’s roster — an understatement, the way things are turning out — who’s to say their other evaluations can be trusted?
As I write this Aaron Blair just walked his second batter in the inning. Two on, one out and loss #18 seemingly imminent.
Facing Jon Lester, the Braves employ this line-up (Erick Aybar playing 2B today):
Markakis, Castro, Freddie, Garcia, Francoeuer, Flowers, Aybar, Stubbs, Blair