Braves could be close to firing Fredi Gonzalez after abysmal start to season

null Baseball Fredi Gonzalez is walking on thin ice.The Braves are reportedly considering his position as manager and have internally discussed whether he should be fired, USA Today reported. The Braves started the season with an abysmal 0-9 mark and hold the worst record in the majors.SPECTOR: Bad start is not Fredi Gonzalez's fault Atlanta supposedly considered firing Gonzalez last season, but decided to give him another chance and extend his contract through 2016.However, the front office has reportedly been eyeing Bud Black, who spent 15 years pitching in the league and nine years managing the Padres.He spent four years working in the Indians' front office under John Hart, who is now th

e president of baseball operations for the Braves. He also pitched for seven years in Kansas City under general manager John Schuerholz, who now is Atlanta's senior advisor.If Gonzalez is let go, the Braves will likely finish out the season with an interim manager. Eddie Perez, Terry Pendleton or Bo Porter have all had their names mentioned for that position.