Braves to name Alex Anthopoulos as next general manager

Ruben Hill
Ноября 13, 2017

In regards to Hart's future, Bowman notes that since both Anthopoulos and Hendry are experienced general managers, either could take over the Braves' baseball ops department should Hart no longer continue with the organization.

The Blue Jays hired Mark Shapiro as their president prior to the 2015 postseason, which ultimately resulted in Anthopoulos and the club parting ways at the end of the season.

He will replace John Coppolella, who resigned last month amid an Major League Baseball investigation into violations in the global player market.

Atlanta has operated without a GM since John Coppolella resigned in October. Three sources paint Anthopoulos as the front-runner for the job, given that there still seems to be little traction to the idea of Moore leaving Kansas City for Atlanta. Moore is still under contract and the Royals denied the Braves permission to interview him.

Anthopolous was a scout with the Expos and Blue Jays before becoming one of baseball's youngest-ever GMs.

"The better the Jays do, the better the sport does across the country".

According to Sherman‏, John Hart will remain for now as president of the club, but "Anthopoulos will have final decision making powers in baseball".

While the Braves now have John Hart as president of baseball operations, Hart's contract expires at the end of the year and it's not believed that he'll continue in the same position, and if he does it will probably not be with ultimate power as head of baseball operations.

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