As the Atlanta Braves begin the second half of their season, dropping two of their three games since returning to action, many continue to wonder how much of the Braves' performance should fall on the shoulders of manager Brian Snitker?
On Monday, Jon Chuckery posed the question to listeners: Should next season be a make-or-break season for Snitker should the Braves fall short of advancing to the 2022 World Series, with the caveat that all core players return and are healthy?
Currently, the Braves are holding onto third place in the National League East, four games back of the first-place Mets. Heading into the All-Star break, Atlanta won six of 10 games, but sat two games below .500 at 45-47.
For many fans, the Braves' collapse in the 2020 National League Championship Series against the Dodgers, in which Atlanta blew a 3-1 series lead, is just one of several reasons Snitker has been under fire.
It is worth noting that Snitker is a player’s manager and he has a great relationship with the Braves players. So it is hard to imagine Braves brass moving on without Snitker any time soon.