Suzuki made sure to clarify his comments weren’t lip service. Snitker is the man he hopes he signed on to play for, and Suzuki commended the job he’s done in preparing them to play.
“One hundred percent,” Suzuki said of wanting Snitker back. “I think he’s done a phenomenal job getting us ready for baseball games. I think, for me personally, just knowing you have a manager that has your back 100 percent, it says a lot. He’s a guy that I’d play for any day of the week, anytime, anywhere.”
Snitker has a club option for 2018. Managers typically don't work on a year-to-year basis, but that was the case here in 2017. Snitker met with Braves management Friday in what he called a positive meeting.