Braves fire Frank Wren, John Hart to serve as interim GM

With the Braves going for NL East Champions to a team under .500 a change has been made. General manager Frank Wren has been fired and will be replaced by interim GM John Hart.

Former manager Bobby Cox will lead a group of individuals tasked with finding a replacement GM.

The Braves are not known for making splashy front office mvoes. Wrten took over for John Schuerholz when he became the clubs president. Though someone had to take the fall for a Braves team who had fought well against early season adversity only to collapse in September.

Pitching was to be the Braves strength but starters Brandon Beachy and Kris Medlen were forced to undergo Tommy John surgery missing the season while Mike Minor got a late start to the season. This forced Wren to sign Ervin Santana and Aaron Harang who performed about as well as anyone could have expected but also took away payroll which could have been spent elsewhere.

Wren’s decision to give big contracts to Dan Uggla and B.J. Upton also proved to be costly as neither player lived up to their deal.

Wren spent seven seasons with the Braves but becomes the first Braves general manager since John Mullen to be fired. Mullen is famous for signing Hank Aaron.

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