Brian Snitker has been a terrific job being the conductor of this Braves rebuild. Since he has taken over for the not-so-great Fredi Gonzalez, the culture in the clubhouse has been different, and as the talent has come up, this has translated into becoming a winning team way faster than anyone anticipated.
Snitker will be offered a new contract, according to Jon Heyman.
Snitker has been with the organization forever and has adapted to any role that has been thrown his way. The 60-year old played for various minor league affiliates of the Braves from 1977-1980, and got his first managing gig at the young age of 26 in 1982. Snitker then managed nine different minor league affiliates for the organization and has had various roles with the big league club as well. He was the team’s third base coach from 2006-2013 and was also the team’s bullpen coach in 1985 and from 1988-1990.
It seems as if the Braves have found their guy, and it is just so sweet considering the dues he has paid for the organization along the way. Add into account that he has a good shot at NL Manager of the Year and brought a division title back to Atlanta, retaining him is a no-brainer. The young players simply love playing for this guy, and they know he has their back.
We will look forward to the details of the contract! Braves Country is lucky to have you, Snit.