Want the Braves to Dump Melvin? Not Gonna Happen

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Jul 9, 2014; New York, NY, USA; Atlanta Braves center fielder B.J. Upton (2) reacts with New York Mets shortstop Ruben Tejada (11) and second baseman Daniel Murphy (28) after watching a video replay during the first inning at Citi Field. Mandatory Credit: Adam Hunger-USA TODAY Sports

One more interesting tidbit

This is a direct quote from that LMCK Annual Report:

"The success of ANLBC [Atlanta National League Baseball Club], in part, depends on its ability to recruit and retain key persons.  The financial success of ANLBC is influenced by the record of the Atlanta Braves Major League baseball team during each season, which is directly impacted by their ability to employ and retain top performing players, coaches and managers. We cannot assure you that if the Atlanta Braves Major League baseball team experiences turnover of these key persons, they will be able to recruit and retain acceptable replacements, in part, because the market for such employees is very competitive and limited."

Well there’s truth for you.  Truth that often frustrates the fans.