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Atlanta Braves fire general manager Frank Wren


UPDATE: The Atlanta Braves have announced that Frank Wren has been relieved of his duties, with John Hart taking over as interim GM.


According to multiple accounts on twitter, the Atlanta Braves are close to firing general manager Frank Wren after yet another late collapse by the team on the field.

The first comes from Atlanta Journal-Constitution beat writer David O’Brien:

Ken Rosenthal also tweeted about the situation, adding that it’s likely not just Wren who’s on his way out:

And, just moments ago Jon Heyman added more fuel to the fire:

At this point, it seems pretty likely that Frank Wren is on his way out of town. Whether or not that’s a good move for the Braves going forward is certainly still up for debate, but the general consensus around the team for the past month is that something has to change.

Coming into the season, the Braves were expected to be in the playoffs during October. With just seven games left in the regular season, the Braves have very real chances of finishing under .500 and could be anywhere from second in the division, to fourth.

We’ll continue to keep you updated as this situation unfolds.