The Braves have had five years to evaluate Fredi. They know what kind of manager he is. Yes, it’s not fault the Braves suck so bad. But that doesn’t mean he’s blameless.
It’s one thing to start Jeff Francoeur and his .552 OPS over Mallex Smith. It’s another to believe starting Francoeur gives you a better chance to win. But that’s Fredi’s calculation. Developing Mallex should be the priority, not trying to win 60 games.
Time for Coppy to grow a pair and sharpen the ax. And take off that ridiculous skull cap while you’re at it. I know the Braves employ a manager who’s overmatched. Increasingly it looks like the GM is also out of his league.