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Offline houston-nat

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Braves implosion!
« Topic Start: October 02, 2017, 01:07:40 PM »
https://twitter.com/Ken_Rosenthal/status/914894801530707968
https://twitter.com/JeffPassan/status/914896940546093064

Per Jeff Passan and Ken Rosenthal, Braves GM and several assistant GMs / special assistants are under MLB investigation. GM Coppolella to resign today. Investigation ranges from improprieties signing Latin American amateurs to treatment of Braves employees. Braves USA draft picks are also being investigated.

Offline houston-nat

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Re: Braves implosion!
« Reply #1: October 02, 2017, 01:15:29 PM »
It's official, Coppolella has resigned for violating international signing rules.

Way harsher than what happened with the Red Sox and Padres. Gotta wonder what went down.
https://www.mlbtraderumors.com/2017/10/john-coppolella-to-resign-as-braves-general-manager.html

Offline dcpatti

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Re: Braves implosion!
« Reply #2: October 02, 2017, 01:21:02 PM »
 :shock:

Offline houston-nat

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Re: Braves implosion!
« Reply #3: October 02, 2017, 01:34:56 PM »
Passan tweets that MLB front offices are full of schadenfreude because many people hated the Braves front office.
https://twitter.com/JeffPassan/status/914903534134538240

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Re: Braves implosion!
« Reply #4: October 02, 2017, 02:08:05 PM »
Maybe Jim Bowden will be their new GM?

Offline slhubic

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Re: Braves implosion!
« Reply #5: October 02, 2017, 08:19:45 PM »
* smile *

couldn't have happened to a better organization !

Offline dcpatti

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Re: Braves implosion!
« Reply #6: October 02, 2017, 09:13:54 PM »
There are allegedly multiple investigations including one allegedly focused on ge signing of International free agent Kevin Maitan, considered by some  to be the most exciting new player to come out of Venezuela since Miggy. If irregularities are found with that deal, the contract could be voided and Maitan could become a free agent again. https://www.talkingchop.com/2017/10/2/16406208/mlb-investigating-kevin-maitan-signing-atlanta-braves-john-coppolella

Offline bluestreak

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Re: Braves implosion!
« Reply #7: October 02, 2017, 09:21:07 PM »
It seems almost certain that Maitan will become a free agent, if we use the Red Sox Punishment as a guide. Let the bidding wars begin!

Offline mitlen

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« Reply #8: October 03, 2017, 10:02:26 AM »
What an awful turn of events.      :couch:

Offline KV

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Re: Braves implosion!
« Reply #9: October 04, 2017, 08:15:37 PM »
I guess that while they may be the Knights Templar of baseball's unwritten rules, they're not so big on the ones that are written.

Offline PowerBoater69

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Re: Braves implosion!
« Reply #10: October 04, 2017, 08:23:16 PM »
Not surprised, from what I understand they treat their old scouts like garbage and trust their computer algorithms more than their people.

Offline bluestreak

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Re: Braves implosion!
« Reply #11: October 04, 2017, 10:22:05 PM »
Not surprised, from what I understand they treat their old scouts like garbage and trust their computer algorithms more than their people.

I tend to trust data and algorithms more than human intuition as well. But this guy seemed to be a real jerk. And if you piss everyone off, you had better make sure you don’t screw up.

Offline Ali the Baseball Cat

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Re: Braves implosion!
« Reply #12: October 04, 2017, 10:26:25 PM »
Is this materially worse than what Jimbo did?

Offline Copecwby20

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Re: Braves implosion!
« Reply #13: October 05, 2017, 12:27:46 PM »
Lots of Doom and Gloom in a 22 page thread over on the Braves-Nation board. It makes me happy on my insides.

Offline PowerBoater69

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Re: Braves implosion!
« Reply #14: October 05, 2017, 12:32:26 PM »
Is this materially worse than what Jimbo did?

Bowden was suspected of colluding with Rijo to defraud the Lerners. The FBI investigate and didn't press charges. Bowden is still welcome at Nats Park. I don't believe the allegations.

Offline Truconfidence

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Re: Braves implosion!
« Reply #15: October 06, 2017, 05:14:05 PM »
on Mlb radio they seem to be suggesting it was giving benefits to 14 year olds and their handlers  so that they would only sign with the braves when they turned 16.

Offline Optics

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Re: Braves implosion!
« Reply #16: October 08, 2017, 11:18:05 PM »
I feel like this type of stuff is way more widespread but the Braves just happened to get caught. Kinda like college football/basketball recruiting violations.

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Offline OldChelsea

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Re: Braves implosion!
« Reply #18: October 16, 2017, 07:46:32 AM »
'When I began playing the game, baseball was about as gentlemanly as a kick in the crotch.'

 - Ty Cobb, baseball's greatest 'Georgia boy'

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Re: Braves implosion!
« Reply #19: November 13, 2017, 09:27:17 AM »
https://www.talkingchop.com/2017/11/12/16642338/braves-hire-alex-anthopoulos-general-manager

Fantastic signing by the Braves. Make no mistake, the Nationals window is now rapidly closing. The Braves will be a force in MLB within 3 years.

Offline UMDNats

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Re: Braves implosion!
« Reply #20: November 13, 2017, 10:16:25 AM »
https://www.talkingchop.com/2017/11/12/16642338/braves-hire-alex-anthopoulos-general-manager

Fantastic signing by the Braves. Make no mistake, the Nationals window is now rapidly closing. The Braves will be a force in MLB within 3 years.

the window was already rapidly closing

Offline monkeyhit

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Re: Braves implosion!
« Reply #21: November 13, 2017, 11:27:18 AM »
Good for Alex. He builtup the Toronto farm system, then sold off most pieces before getting out of town for a nice job with the Dodgers. Must have done a good job in LA to get another gig this quickly. He's a young guy who might turn around the Braves.

Offline Natsinpwc

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« Reply #22: November 13, 2017, 11:39:30 AM »
Good for Alex. He builtup the Toronto farm system, then sold off most pieces before getting out of town for a nice job with the Dodgers. Must have done a good job in LA to get another gig this quickly. He's a young guy who might turn around the Braves.
It's not might. Slate already guaranteed it. And he's never wrong.

Offline houston-nat

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Re: Braves implosion!
« Reply #23: November 17, 2017, 12:00:18 PM »
John Hart left.

Offline GburgNatsFan

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Re: Braves implosion!
« Reply #24: November 17, 2017, 02:50:25 PM »
It's not might. Slate already guaranteed it. And he's never wrong.
Within three years. (That's actually a pretty good hedge.)