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The shoe dropped on the Braves today, with MLB outlining what former Braves GM John Coppolella did wrong and how he and the Braves would be punished.

http://www.espn.com/mlb/story/_/id/21506598/ex-atlanta-brave...

Coppolella, who has threatened to sue the Braves for wrongful termination after being forced to resign at the end of the season, has been permanently banned from baseball. His assistant, Gordon Blakely, who also resigned, has been suspended from baseball for a year. Additional action against international scouts may yet be forthcoming.

In addition, the Braves have had the contracts of 13 minor leaguers invalidated, the players released to free agency, and two additional players whose contracts have not become active yet have also been released from any obligation to the team. Additionally, the Braves have had significant constraints placed on them for through 2021 with respect to international recruitment.

Fuskie
Who notes the investigation revealed numerous cases where the Braves attempted to free up payroll by circumventing rules for international signing by creating alternate forms of compensation and other violations of MLB policies, preying on young international players who may not have the knowledge, experience or quality representation to understand they were being taken advantage of...

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