Braves News: Coppy reinstated, players Braves could trade away, more
By Eric Cole
Well hello there fans of the Atlanta Braves professional baseball club. It was an eventful day yesterday for us here at the site. For you fans of the Georgia Bulldogs, congratulations on what ended up being a bloodbath of a championship game.
We did have some pretty interesting news regarding the Braves yesterday as former general John Coppolella was reinstated from the permanently ineligible list. Coppy was originally banned for flouting MLB’s international free agent signing restrictions and, importantly, failing to cooperate with MLB’s investigation. After expressing contrition and appealing to the league, Major League Baseball lifted his ban and he can now work in the game again. Whether or not he WILL be employed in baseball again remains to be seen.
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While the Braves’ roster is pretty well set for next few seasons, that does not mean that we couldn’t see some changes next season. Here are a few players that, assuming the circumstances are right for it, could be traded away in 2023. No, this does not mean that we think all of these players will be traded nor do we think the Braves are going to tear things down. Merely, these are options that could be on the table.
We also continued our look at the top 10 managers in Braves franchise history with Joe Torre. After his support of player unionization led to Torre parting the Braves as a player, he would return to the Braves as their manager and gave them some decent moments in the early 80’s.
The Carlos Correa saga just keeps getting weirder and weirder. With talks with the Mets seemingly not going particularly well, Correa’s team has been talking with the Twins again. The Twins were very interested in bringing Correa back before he started having mega deals fall through and the team reportedly had a 10 year deal on the table for him.
It was actually a pretty busy day yesterday vs. what we have seen in terms of signings yesterday. In addition to Luke Jackson signing with the Giants (which we covered earlier this morning), as Brandon Belt also found a new team after signing a one year deal with the Blue Jays.