There have been ups and downs for manager Fredi Gonzalez in his three seasons as manager for the Atlanta Braves, but he has mostly pushed the right buttons in the 2013-14 season.
The Braves (74-47) have won 20 of 26 games after the All-Star break to give themselves a 14.5-game lead over the Washington Nationals in the National League East.
While the Braves entered 2013 with a talented roster, most analysts considered the Nationals the favorite to win the division.
The Braves have exceeded those expectations and surpassed the Nationals as the clear favorite in the division. Gonzalez deserves some credit for that success.
Here's a look at his five smartest moves of the 2013-14 season.