When Brian Snitker replaced Fredi Gonzalez just 37 games into the 2016 season he looked like little more than a placeholder for until the team could find a proper replacement. From there Snitker won over his players and eventually the front office and capitalized on a strong finish which led to the removal of the interim tag.
There is little doubt that Snitker earned the job. He took over a team that was floundering across the board and led them to overachieve down the stretch. That put the front office in a bit of a position when it actually came time for the manager search.
You have heard from us. There is a lot to like about the Snitker hire and it truly is a feel-good story. Still, this is never an easy decision particularly for a team that is looking to take another step forward next season in their current rebuild.
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