October 04, 2017

Show #387: John Coppolella Resigns in Disgrace

Coppy is out. What penalties are coming? How much did Hart know? Snitker remains.



8 Responses to “Show #387: John Coppolella Resigns in Disgrace”

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    Tyler Says:

    Someone who really cares about the Braves needs to come in and offer to buy the Braves for more than the team is worth. That’s the only was Liberty Media will sell, that’s the only way Shuerholtz and Bobby are gone. Dayton Moore and would be more of the same. We don’t need that.

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    Walker Says:

    We aren’t getting away from the Schuerholz/ Cox tree anytime soon.

    Per Talking Chop:

    ” Per Heyman, Schuerholz would prefer to bring in a guy like current Royals GM Dayton Moore to oversee the Braves and possibly groom his son Jonathan Schuerholz for a bigger role within the organization.”

    Schuerholz Jr. as our future GM lol.

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    William A Says:

    What do we have here? I’d say it’s a perfect storm created by an indifferent absentee corporate ownership coupled with old bastards being able to milk funds to their bank accounts and lengthen their job careers far beyond a normal time frame because of that. Add it all up and you have what the Braves franchise is in present day form: A train wreck.

    There’s too many things that need repair for this franchise to see post-season success anytime in the next several years. I think MLB is going to hammer the team with severe penalities as an example to the rest of the league. The only way out is to sweep out all remnants of the front office, manager, and coaching staffs but we all know that’s about as likely to happen as me winning the Powerball lottery.

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    Tyler Says:

    William A, I still think the playoffs are realistic for 2019. I think that while the penalties will be severe, they shouldn’t be anything that affects the major league club over the next 3-4 years. We will likely be banned from the IFA market for the next few years and we may need to void some contracts from the last couple IFA signing periods. The Braves spent 4 million dollars on Maitan. I think all that money is clean. We will very likely lose a good number of lesser prospects. They key will be what happens with the front office. The next couple of moves will be the telling factors of where this franchise is headed.

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    Steve Says:

    It’s easy to dump on Liberty Media and I would certainly rather have an owner like Arthur Blank (or any real live human being that cared and wasn’t just thinking about the balance sheet) but…I don’t see this Coppy situation as having anything to do with Liberty Media. Terry M., Hart, JS, Bobby – they are the true stewards of the organization and they made a shit hire with Wren and an even shittier hire in Coppy. This is on them. Where is the oversight? The adherence to standards?

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    Tyler Says:

    Hindsight is always 20/20. Before Monday the consensus was that Coppy was doing a great job.

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    Walker Says:

    Coppy did do a good job minus a couple of bad trades. We just didn’t know he was a cheater with a personality disorder.

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    Shaun Says:

    It was under Schuerholz when Braves evaluators hid in the woods and did other things to ensure Jason Heyward would fall to them in the draft. It was Schuerholz who built a relationship with East Cobb baseball, giving them gifts in exchange for essentially making it a Braves academy.

    The idea that Schuerholz was in the dark and is above the fray in terms of the Braves doing shady stuff to get amateur talent is laughable.

    Go back and ready this article: https://www.si.com/vault/2010/04/19/105926093/legend-before-his-time

    Some *highlights* from that article:

    -“THE BRAVES have a cozy relationship with their backyard friends at East Cobb. Since 2000 they have drafted 18 players out of the program. They donate equipment to the organization through their foundation.”

    -“Eugene Heyward believes he knows why other teams were not as high on his son as the Braves: Baldwin and the team quietly downplayed his ability and visibility. They sandbagged the competition. ‘Roy Clark was a very shrewd man,’ Eugene says. ‘They wouldn’t update his size information. I believe Jason went to a [showcase event] and was listed at 6’1″, 198. Jason was 6’1″, 198 maybe two months in his life. The Braves did an excellent job. They lowballed his size.'”

    -“Says Goetz, ‘He wouldn’t hit on the field before a game. He usually hit in the cage. Most teams in that [high school] league were not going to pitch to him. So big league teams would send their scouting directors to see him, and he’d hit in the cage, walk three times and ground out in the game, and they’d walk away with a lot of questions.'”

    -“Atlanta’s subterfuge campaign had worked. The Braves took Heyward and signed him two months later to a $1.7 million bonus, only slightly more than the unofficial ‘slotting’ value for his draft position.”

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