October 03, 2016 Atlanta: Braves Interim Manager Brian Snitker smiles while sharing a laugh with President of Baseball Operations John Hart while discussing the 2016 season and the process of selecting a manager for the 2017 season on Monday, Oct. 3, 2016, in Atlanta. Snitker is a candidate for the job and said he would remain with the team if selected or not. Curtis Compton /firstname.lastname@example.org
After months of internal (and external) debate, the Braves officially picked up the option of manager Brian Snitker on Thursday.
It will mark Snitker’s 42nd year in the Braves organization. Current and former Braves went to bat for Snitker, who’s highly regarded as a players’ manager.
However, not everybody was thrilled. The decision has been met with mixed reviews.