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Expect Atlanta Braves’ Fredi Gonzalez, Frank Wren to Receive Contract Extensions

November 29th, 2013 at 8:36 AM
By Cody Fields

Atlanta Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez and general manager Frank Wren are entering the final year of their respective contracts in 2014, but don't be surprised if both get contract extensions.

As frustrating as some of their moves have been, from Wren signing B.J. Upton and Dan Uggla to expensive contracts to Gonzalez not bringing in Craig Kimbrel for a two-inning save in the playoffs, the Braves have made huge strides thanks to these guys.

Yes, the 2011 Wild Card collapse stung tremendously, but the Braves' Wild Card appearance in 2012 was a five-win improvement over the year before. The Braves then improved two more games with a 96-win year in 2013 for a National League East title.

Remember, the same people who made the same mistakes listed above are also responsible for the trade to bring Justin Upton and Chris Johnson and juggled a bullpen that lost Eric O'Flaherty and Jonny Venters (among many others).

That means we can all expect Gonzalez and Wren for at least another three years, whether you like it or not.

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Tags: Atlanta, Atlanta Braves, B.J. Upton, Baseball, Chris Johnson, Dan Uggla, Eric O'Flaherty, Frank Wren, Fredi Gonzalez, Jonny Venters, Justin Upton, MLB

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