Coppy with Keri – Atlanta Braves GM goes long on number of big subjects
Coppy said a dirty word! That’s not the real takeaway here, but hearing strait-laced Coppy describe the current state of affairs as “(expletive) miserable” was a real treat.
So he’s not happy, but he’s pragmatic. Said the fans that stuck with the team would be rewarded. He’s sure that between the system and the draft and the international slots, the Braves are going to be really good for a while. Not “stand the chance to be” or “could be” or “should be”. Just going to be. He could have those words thrown back at him in two years but you have to admire the confidence.
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But the best part was when he talked about the pain of trading an Andrelton Simmons, of trading a Shelby Miller. The Braves as constructed at that time weren’t going to the World Series; they could have a winning season, but he doesn’t care about that. Those trades make this team, as presently constructed with a deep farm system, high picks and oodles of money to spend on the international scene, closer to the championships they seek.