Coppolella was forced to resign from his position as the Braves general manager on Monday, after an MLB investigation found proof of significant international market infractions. Gordon Blakeley, who served as Coppolella’s mentor during their days with the Yankees, was also forced to vacate his role as a special assistant in charge of the Braves’ international scouting efforts.
Meanwhile, the Braves signed four big international prospects in 2016. Let’s see what the penalties are for these infractions.
In the last four years, the Braves have 361 losses. Here’s to more 90-loss years in 2018 and beyond.