Atlanta Braves first half report card

The first half of the season has ended and the Braves sit atop baseball in winning percentage. The baseball has been exemplary and exciting to watch, so let’s give out some grades for each part of the team.

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Manager: A+

How do you lead a club to a franchise record for wins in the first half. You let Brian Snitker manager your team that’s how. The roster is unbelievable and we’ll get to that momentarily, but day in and day out the team plays hard.

Before the first half finale, the Braves had went nearly a month without losing a game by more than one run. The entire coaching staff has an abundance of baseball experience and knowledge and they get the most out of a very talented group.

Say what you want about bullpen management, or lineup construction, the results don’t lie. The Braves are good folks and if you watch baseball around the league you’ll find that not many teams play as hard as the Braves do and not many managers push the right buttons as often as Snit does.