Yesterday’s unprecedented sanctions leveled on the Atlanta Braves hit them pretty hard, but it also turned a dozen players into free agents. First off, they get to keep their signing bonuses the Braves gave them. It wasn’t their fault the Braves messed up so it would make no sense for them to have to pay the money back.
Posted: November 22, 2017, 10:06 pm
Major League Baseball threw the book at the Atlanta Braves on Tuesday for violating signing rules regarding international amateur players, declaring 13 prospects who had signed for the club free agents. In an unprecedented punishment, the MLB also said it will dock the Braves a third-round pick in the 2018 amateur draft, while barring the team from signing any international player for more than $10,000 in the 2019/2020 window. The scandal has already cost former Braves general manager John Coppolella and team scout Gordon Blakeley their jobs.
Posted: November 22, 2017, 2:25 am
Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred hit the Atlanta Braves with heavy sanctions, including the loss of 13 players, on Tuesday for rules violations committed by the team in the international player market. Manfred also placed former Braves general manager John Coppolella on the permanently ineligible list. Former Braves Special Assistant Gordon Blakeley, who was the team’s international scouting chief, is suspended from performing services for any team for one year.
Posted: November 21, 2017, 11:55 pm
Major League Baseball will reportedly severely penalize the Atlanta Braves as part of the investigation into the Braves international signings, reports Jeff Passan of Yahoo Sports.
Posted: November 21, 2017, 11:46 pm
The White Sox farm system is baseball’s best, according to one of the people making those rankings. In the wake of Major League Baseball’s punishment of the Atlanta Braves for breaking rules regarding the signing of international players – which included the removal of 12 illegally signed prospects from the Braves’ organization – MLB.com’s Jim Callis tweeted out his updated top 10, and the White Sox are back in first place. When I ranked baseball’s top farm systems for @MLBNetwork for use during our last two @MLBazFallLeague broadcasts, I had the @Braves at No. 1.
Posted: November 21, 2017, 10:16 pm