Sources have told Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports that Atlanta Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez is already on the hot seat.
Gonzalez kept his job in 2011 despite blowing a 9 ½ game lead in the Wild Card standings in the final month of the season. Rosenthal reports that one of the main reasons Gonzalez was not let go following the collapse is that the Braves value consistency, however sources tell him that Gonzalez will begin the season “on probation.”
The 48-year-old signed a three-year deal with Atlanta to be the successor to Bobby Cox last year. In his first season with the Braves he led them to a 89-73 record.