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Monday, September 22, 2014

ESPN (Crasnick): Free-agent missteps led to demise of Atlanta’s Frank Wren

Wheels within wheels, my friend…

Speculation around Wren’s future had been swirling since Aug. 23, when Braves CEO Terry McGuirk told Jeff Schultz of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution that “everyone is accountable” for the team’s performance. If McGuirk was looking to provide stability or inspiration, the message failed to resonate. The Braves had just won seven of eight games when McGuirk gave his state of the team address. Since then, they’ve gone 8-18 and averaged a feeble 2.31 runs per game on the road to elimination.

Amid the Braves’ sorry performance, it’s hard to ignore the undercurrent of discord in the organization. When Bobby Cox gave his Hall of Fame induction speech in Cooperstown in late July and pointedly omitted Wren’s name on the list of people he wanted to thank, it publicly substantiated the notion that the relationship between the two men was beyond strained.

Cox, whose personal biography appears on Page 179 of the Braves’ media guide, has maintained a low profile in his capacity as special assistant to the general manager. But his presence on a three-man transition team with club president John Schuerholz and Hart lends credence to the rumors that he’s bored with his current role and would like a more prominent voice moving forward.

Depressoteric feels Royally blue these days Posted: September 22, 2014 at 04:04 PM | 15 comment(s)
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MLB: Braves fire GM Frank Wren; John Hart to take over interim position

Nobody is surprised.

ATLANTA—Nearing the end of their most disappointing season in more than two decades, the Braves have decided to begin altering the organization’s culture by relieving general manager Frank Wren of his duties. Wren learned of his termination on Monday morning.

John Hart, former GM of the Indians and Rangers who is one of Braves president John Schuerholz’s closest friends, was named interim GM, but he has made it known that he enjoys his work as a MLB Network analyst too much to take on a full-time position with the club. Still, he will play a key role in the transition period to a new GM.

Depressoteric feels Royally blue these days Posted: September 22, 2014 at 11:15 AM | 149 comment(s)
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Wednesday, September 17, 2014

William Blake, Color Analyst For the Atlanta Braves

By the furnaces of Los! So mightily driven was that sphere that it made war on Heaven, Joe! But Bonifacio, lover of both Heaven & Hell, and eager to bring them into harmony, rose on beating wings into the starry bosom of Albion for a splendid catch! Attaboy Emilio!

kthejoker Posted: September 17, 2014 at 05:06 PM | 1 comment(s)
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