Braves manager has a 542-451 record through six seasons at the helm, following >1300 wins as a minor league manager, mostly in the Braves’ system, and three stints as a coach in Atlanta. In his six seasons as skipper, he has won five straight division titles, a World Series championship, a Manager of the Year Award, and finished in the top four for said award four other times. That is to say, he has been both successful with the Braves and loyal to them. Yesterday, it was announced that the now-67-year-old has had his contract extended through 2025.
Last offseason he took his first ever vacation with his wife that was not somehow baseball connected, a week in Hawaii. Who knows if he plans to manage beyond age 70, when this contract ends, but he knows he’s not a lame duck manager for at least the next couple seasons…and he should take more vacations with his wife.