October 2, 2012; Pittsburgh, PA, USA; Atlanta Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez (33) throws batting practice before playing the Pittsburgh Pirates at PNC Park. Mandatory Credit: Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports

Braves' Fredi Gonzalez Speaks

It’s been awhile since we heard from Atlanta Braves’ manager, Fredi Gonzalez, but you’ll have the opportunity to hear his thoughts today on 680 The Fan, during the weekly Clubhouse Report. The official Braves’ Twitter account reported as much with a tweet not long ago..

If you’re a Braves’ fan, then you are well aware of the two of the most recent big pieces of news to come from the Atlanta Braves’ Hot Stove season – the first was the qualifying offer the Braves made to Brian McCann, which he rejected to become a free agent, and more recently Tim Hudson‘s free agency.  It remains to be seen whether any other big moves (or mistakes as some feel) will be made, but perhaps Fredi will have some thoughts on the moves that have been made so far.

We never know what acquisitions or losses are on the horizon, but the Braves’ have been fairly up-front expressing their desire to acquire an ace for the rotation, and are reportedly hoping to rid themselves, somehow, of Dan Uggla.  Neither of those hopes will come easy, and certainly not without significant money spent.  My hope is that Fredi will have some thoughts on the loss of McCann and Hudson, and offer some thoughts on his feelings about who might replace them.  No, I’m not living in dreamland.  I realize Fredi rarely says much, and what he does say is probably filtered through a Wren prism.

At the very least, perhaps we’ll hear Fredi’s thoughts on the planned move to Cobb County in 2017.  Fredi might not even be the Braves’ manager at that point, and certainly the Braves will probably not look at all like the club we know today, but still it will be interesting to hear what Fredi Gonzalez thinks about it.

If you have some spare time, tune in today on 680 The Fan, (93.7 FM)  2:30 pm EST, and give a listen as Fredi speaks!  If he says anything of note, we’ll certainly let you know about it.  While I’m thinking about it, if you’re not familiar with the weekly Braves’ Clubhouse Report on 680 The Fan, you can listen to previous reports on their website, or by clicking HERE.  Go Braves!

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