The Detroit Tigers are one of a few teams seeking a new manager. However, if reports are to be believed, then their next skipper might be a familiar face. That's because former Atlanta Braves and Miami Marlins headman Fredi Gonzalez is the favorite for the job, according to Fanrag Sports' John Perrotto. Here's what Perrotto said: Fredi Gonzalez is considered the favorite to become the Detroit Tigers' next manager. Gonzalez has ties to Tigers general manager Al Avila going all way back to 1992 when Gonzalez managed then-Miami Marlins' short-season Class A Erie farm club and Avila was the expansion franchise's assistant direction of Latin American operations. Despite a career .506 winning percentage, Gonzalez has never been viewed as a favorable tactician. In fact, his best teams (the 2011-13 Braves) were often viewed as succeeding in spite of their manager rather than because of him.
Former Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez reportedly the favorite for Tigers job
CBS Sports | Oct 15