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John Coppolella resigns: What we know so far

GM John Coppolella has resigned due to an MLB investigation of circumventing IFA rules.

MLB: General Managers Meetings Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

With John Coppolella resigning his position as Braves GM there has been a lot of speculation about why. Here is what we know so far.

Wednesday, October 4

MLB Investigators exploring how widespread Braves transgressions were, per report

USATODAY’s Bob Nightengale reports that MLB investigators are looking at how widespread within the organization the Braves’ transgressions were.

Tuesday, October 3

John Hart’s status may play a part in Braves’ potential reunion with Dayton Moore

John Hart is reportedly planning to return and it may be unlikely that Dayton Moore would make a lateral move to be Braves GM

Braves likely bringing back Brian Snitker, per report

Sounds more and more like Brian Snitker will return as manager in 2018 but several changes are likely to be made to the coaching staff.

Roundtable: What qualities should the Braves look for in their next general manager?

The Talking Chop crew outlines the qualities they want for the next general manager of the Atlanta Braves.

Mapping the Talent John Coppolella’s Trades have Produced

Although John Coppolella is leaving the Braves he is leaving behind a farm system laden with young talent that can still make an impact for the Braves.

Is this the true evolution of “The Braves Way?”

“The Braves Way” is a term that fans and officials related to the Braves have used to describe the standard to which the Braves are held. Is it truly something we want to stand by?

Braves reassign Kiley McDaniel

The Braves have demoted their former Assistant Director of Baseball Operations to West Coast Crosstracker. It is unknown if this demotion is related to the MLB Investigation.

Monday, October 2

Braves General Manager John Coppolella to resign, per report

John Coppolella has reportedly resigned his position amid reports of a pending MLB investigation into circumvention of IFA signing rules.

Braves confirm Coppolella’s resignation due to breach of MLB rules

The Braves have confirmed the resignation of John Coppolella. President of Baseball Operations John Hart will assume the role of acting GM for now.

Atlanta Braves currently being investigated by MLB for circumventing international signing rules, report

The Braves will now go under investigation for violation of international signing rules and possibly face punishment if proved guilty.

Who is Gordon Blakeley, the other Braves front office exec to resign today?

Gordon Blakeley, Special Assistant to the GM, has also resigned his role as the Braves go under MLB investigation.

John Hart assuming Braves GM duties for now

John Hart, former GM of the Cleveland Indians and current President of Baseball Operations for the Braves, will assume the role of acting GM of the Braves for now.

Apparently John Coppolella was not well-liked by his front office peers

Amid the news of John Coppolella’s resignation are also reports the the former Braves GM was “well-loathed” among the other MLB GMs.

Braves will make decision on Brian Snitker at some point this week

John Hart will sit down with Brian Snitker sometime this week to discuss his job status and that of his coaching staff.

Dayton Moore, Dan Jennings reportedly top targets for Braves GM

Dayton Moore and Dan Jennings are the reported early favorites to become the Braves new GM. More names are expected to surface as the search continues.

MLB investigating Atlanta’s signing of Kevin Maitan, per report

MLB is investigating the 2016 signing of Kevin Maitan under John Coppolella. Coppolella is believed to have broken IFA rules with the Braves top prospect.

John Coppolella’s resignation is not the end of the Braves’ troubles, per report

It is quite possible that some of the Braves recent rebuilding work could be undone if the Braves are penalized for breaking IFA rules.

Braves are reportedly being investigated over signing of Drew Waters

The Braves 2017 second round pick is under investigation amid allegations of the Braves signing Drew Waters under slot value and offering a car as an incentive to sign.

Associates believe Dayton Moore would leave Royals for Braves, per report

Earlier today Royals GM Dayton Moore declined comment when asked if he would accept the Braves GM role if offered but that may be changing.

Talking Chop Podcast Episode 85: The John Coppolella bombshell

The guys discuss what has been a very wild day in Braves Country with the announcement of an MLB investigation and the resignation of GM John Coppolella.

MLB focused on Braves IFA signees including verbal agreement with 14-year old prospect, per report

Ken Rosenthal reports the Braves may be penalized for an agreement made with a 14 year old Domican prospect. No initial tampering found in Maitan signing.

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