Our long Braves nightmare is over. Brian Snitker, who was on Eddie Haas’ coaching staff, takes over as interim manager. I’ll be shocked if he serves beyond this year. But he’s a capable, loyal organization man who will follow the front office’s directives. I’m guessing Mallex receives more playing time against lefties now.
It seems evident Hart and Coppy want to go outside the organization for their next manager, a smart move despite my respect for TP and Eddie Perez. TP will now be bench coach, replacing the fired Carlos Tosca. Eddie supplants TP at first base, and Marty Reed, whom I’ve never heard of, is the new bullpen coach.
Dave Martinez gets my vote for manager in 2017. Or Alex Cora. Bud Black is likely to receive consideration though I’d prefer a fresh voice.