John Coppolella Resigns as Braves GM

So much for a boring Monday with no baseball news.

Jeff Passan adds a little detail here.

And then the Braves confirmed it.

Obviously, with this little information out there, it’s impossible to know what went down, but if it really leads to Coppolella resigning as GM, it has to be pretty serious. MLB has punished teams for breaking rules surrounding international signings before, but it hasn’t led to a high-level executive being pushed out since 2009, when Jim Bowden resigned in the wake of allegations of a host of improprieties under his regime.

For the Braves, this is obviously not how they wanted their offseason to begin. John Hart seemingly remains as the team’s president of baseball operations, and will likely handle the regular GM duties until the team finds a replacement, but with the team just recently bringing in several new assistant GMs and restructuring the front office, it will be interesting to see how the new front office will operate. An outside hire would likely want to bring in their own staff, so I wouldn’t be surprised if Hart just served as the team’s de facto GM for 2018.

Either way, the Braves are going to have to make more decisions now than they had planned on, and it will be interesting to see whether any course direction is made coming off a disappointing season and now a resignation of the team’s GM.

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gump
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gump

Wonder if Maitan’s signing ends up being undone, like the Red Sox’s

TKDC
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TKDC

Well, Acuna was the previous front office, so I’m not too worried.

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SignJulioFranco

previous front office, but under Coppolella as assistant GM/scouting director…

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Passan has a full article up now, and it’s worth the read.

https://sports.yahoo.com/john-coppolellas-resignation-just-start-atlanta-braves-problems-230643724.html

Lots of juicy stuff in there, but the big fish is that there is a non-zero chance that Maitan will be declared a free agent.