Snitker: 'We're just getting started'

Braves skipper fully expects to win this season...

The Bunker Mentality
March 17, 2019 - 1:06 pm
Brian Snitker

© Dale Zanine | 2018 Sep 22


Brian Snitker has been with the Atlanta Braves organization since 1977 (41 years) including three different stints as a coach for the Braves before becoming interim manager in 2016.

"Snit," as he is more commonly known, was given a couple of one-year "prove it" contracts after taking over the team from Fredi Gonzalez in 2016. In the 2018 season Snit took the Braves all the way to becoming NL East champions and was awarded with the "National League Manager Of The Year" award, successfully earning a multi-year extension.

He wears his emotions on his sleeve, and cares deeply about the Atlanta Braves organization, it's players, fans, and successes. This was never more evident than when Snit broke down crying after the Braves clinched the NL East Division crown in September 2018. But if you ask him, he'll tell you that they are just getting started, and that his young players have a long way to go...

Snitker joined "The Spring Training Show - featuring Brian Jordan, Andy Bunker, and Joe Patrick" from Braves' spring training in Orlando this week and talked about the progress of his young team thus far in spring training, the team's health, and how important adding veteran leadership like Josh Donaldson and Brian McCann will be to this young team down the stretch as they prepare to defend their National League East title.