Braves Sign Manager Thru 2008
Is any one out there wondering if Braves skipper Bobby Cox is going to retire anytime soon?
The answer is no.
He was resigned for a one year deal that keeps the longtime manager in spikes for at least next season.
Thats right thats not a typo, Bobby Cox still wears spikes.
As far as reaction goes:
"I'm delighted," Braves general manager John Schuerholz said. "He's the best manager in baseball. It goes without saying that he's been the key and constant ingredient in the run of success that we've had."
"It's not a big deal, because this is something we've talked about for a while," Cox said. "But it's a big deal to come back. As long as the players can put up with me and the organization still wants me."
Cox is fifth on the all-time list as far as wins goes 2180
and of course one world series title.
As far as Cox partner in crime GM John Schuerholtz contract goes "I'm signed for long enough," Schuerholz said. "It really is about Bobby today."
So was this a good move for the Braves?
Or do they need a new voice to guide the club?