While there is a lot of smoke about the possible return of Dayton Moore to the Atlanta Braves front office, it appears that more changes will have to be made to make that happen.
The Boston Globe’s Nick Cafardo reports that there is “no chance” that Moore would go to Atlanta if John Hart remains president of baseball operations and that he would need “complete control.”
Hart’s contract expires soon but has said that he would like to stay on with the Braves and see the rebuild through. Cafardo also reports that Hart has his eyes on current Nationals assistant GM Doug Harris and special assistant Dan Jennings for the Braves’ vacant general manager job.
Cafardo also indicates that former Red Sox general manager Ben Cherington has also been mentioned. Cherington is currently serving as Toronto’s vice president of baseball operations.
Not much new information here but a reaffirmation to not expect a front office pairing of Hart and Moore. With the MLB investigation still ongoing, Moore shouldn’t be completely ruled out at this time.
Doug Harris and Ben Cherington are new names and there will likely be more emerge as soon as we know that Hart will be staying on for sure.
Unfortunately, we are unlikely to have a lot of these answers until the MLB’s investigation is complete.