The Braves will have no shortage of candidates lining up to be the next manager. The line is going to stretch out the door and around the corner.
Consider the incentives: a top farm system to work with, plenty of money to spend on free agents, a brand new stadium to call home, and a chance to manage one of the more prestigious organizations in Major League Baseball. It's an easy sell.
With that said, a handful of candidates have already emerged as potential frontrunners for the job. One person who won't be interested: Chipper Jones.
A source close to Chipper Jones says he's not interested in managing #Braves in 2017. Barring change of heart, he's probably not in the mix.— Jerry Crasnick (@jcrasnick) May 17, 2016
Chipper did refute the report a bit, but I chalk it up more to Chipper being a grouch on Twitter more than anything.
While Chipper may not be in the dugout anytime soon -- though I do think he returns as a hitting coach one day -- here is a quick rundown of who may be interested.
Brian Snitker: The Braves had their reasons for making him the interim manager. If the club turns it around (i.e. isn't the worst team in baseball moving forward), he will get a look.
Eddie Perez: Another guy who has been with the Braves forever, Perez has long been rumored to be a managerial candidate.
Terry Pendleton: See Perez, Eddie, to a lesser degree.
Bo Porter: Coaching with the Braves now. Former mananger of a rebuilding Astros team that was also rebuilding, fired in 2014.
Terry Lovullo: Currently the bench coach of the Boston Red Sox. Has applied for open manager positions for years, always seems to be a runner-up. Was interim manager for Boston in 2015 upon John Farrell's departure to battle cancer.
Mark DeRosa: Well-liked as a player with the Braves. Currently working as an analyst at MLB Network. Would continue recent trend of teams hiring younger, former players as manager.