Braves manager Bobby Cox announced this week his plans to retire after the 2010 season and to immediately take on a consulting role with the team. ; Cox has won 2,409 games as a manager and is fourth all-time in the category, behind only Connie Mack (3,731), John McGraw (2,763) and current Cardinals manager Tony La Russa (2,550). ; Cox has five pennants and one World Series title to his name, and won the Manager of the Year award four times. ; Under his leadership, the Braves have won 100 games six times. ; The next manager of the Atlanta Braves will have big shoes to fill.
How ‘bout that?
How about Adam Laroche? ; Since being traded back to the Braves mid-season, Laroche has slugged .622 to go with his .355 batting average and .426 on-base percentage. ; In 126 fewer at-bats, Laroche has hit twice as many home runs (12) as did his predecessor, Casey Kotchman. ; To top it off, Laroche has made just one error in 47 games with Atlanta and boasts a .998 fielding percentage.