Frank Wren Fired as Atlanta Braves GM
As the MLB regular season comes to an end, it transitions us into October where any team in the MLB Playoffs feels a great sense of optimism.
That is the positive spin on the end of the season, the reality is, many will either be fired, let go or transition to a new team via free agency.
One of the first big names to be let go is Atlanta Braves GM Frank Wren.
The Atlanta Braves announced via their twitter account, that Frank Wren has been let go as the teams GM.
The team also announced that John Hart would take over the duties in a interim basis.
This is the first time since 1990 that the Atlanta Braves organization had fired a GM or Manager.
As a Braves fan, I find myself a bit disappointed in the efforts of Wren in Free Agency, although I will give him credit for trying, something that us as Braves fans had clamored for, for sometime.
He couldn't of foreseen the struggles of BJ Upton or Dan Uggla as many teams were trying to acquire them and ultimately it has to be the player that is held accountable for the lack of production when getting paid what they got paid.
Moving forward, the Braves need to get back to their roots of having the best staff in baseball like they did through the 90's and into the 2000's when they were on one of the best runs in baseball history.
The next GM
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