Thursday, September 24, 2009

Bobby signs 1 year extension and announces retirement plans

The Atlanta Braves announced on Wednesday that they have agreed to terms with manager Bobby Cox on a one-year contract extension through the 2010 season and that the team's entire coaching staff will be brought back next year. Also, Cox announced that he will retire from managing at the conclusion of the 2010 campaign, thus bringing to an end one of the greatest managerial careers in the history of the game. As part of Cox's contract extension, he has been given a five-year consulting agreement, from 2011 to 2015, where he will advise and consult in all areas of Baseball Operations, including the Major League Club, Spring Training, Minor League operations and scouting. In addition, Cox will work with the office of the President on special business projects. Cox has guided Atlanta to Major League Baseball's best overall record since 1991 (1,747-1,252).

It would be a great story if Bobby Cox could lead the team to World Series Championship next year for his swan song. He will definitely go down in history as one of the best managers to ever coach and I am sure the fans will miss him when he is gone. But for now, he needs to concentrate on his team winning the Wild Card spot!

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