The Braves have exercised the 2018 option on manager Brian Snitker’s contract. While the team has no announced any other coaching additions, but more are expected to trickle in during the coming weeks.
The Braves have gone through a pretty rough front office shake up, with general manager John Coppolella resigning earlier this week after an investigation opened regarding a breach in international signing rules. A large part of this breach allegedly includes making agreements with underage players, an issue MLB has been forever trying to squelch. And that’s just the beginning.
Snitker replaced former manager Fredi Gonzalez in May of last season, first as interim manager and then earning the full title. Snitker was hired by Hank Aaron in 1981 as a utility coach.
Here’s what other news and rumors are going down in the National League East:
- R.A. Dickey gave the Braves exactly what they wanted in 2017.
- Terry Collins has accepted a front-office position with Mets.
- Does Nationals' third baseman Anthony Rendon deserve consideration as 2017 NL MVP?
- Derek Jeter backpedals on firings of key members in Marlins organization. Maybe all the Purell fumes got to his head.
- Can the Phillies take advantage of a tumultuous NL East?
- No positive for the Mets this season: Brandon Nimmo found his his niche.
- Giancarlo Stanton has no interest in Miami’s potential rebuild.
- Hot take alert: Firing Pete Mackanin may not be fair, but it’s the right thing to do.
- Baseball America’s (very) early mock draft has the Braves selecting a Georgia Prep arm.