Eye-popping report says 'loathed' Braves GM has resigned amid MLB investigation and 'wasteland of infighting'

The Atlanta Braves announced on Monday that GM Jon Coppolella has resigned amid an MLB investigation.

The team said that the resignation is a result of a breach of MLB rules for the international player market.

While exact details are unknown, according to Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic, the situation is believed to have stemmed from the Braves’ “talent acquisition” from Latin America.

Under Coppolella, the Braves have developed one of MLB’s best farm systems, however, an eye-popping report from Yahoo’s Jeff Passan paints an ugly picture behind the scenes.

In a series of tweets, Passan reported that Coppolella was “well-loathed” among peers and that there was a “schadenfreude” reaction to his resignation.

Additionally, according to Passan, the Braves were being investigated for everything from international operations, the draft, and Coppolella’s treatment of employees. According to Passan, the Braves had become a “wasteland of infighting” and at least one anonymous complaint about Coppolella had been filed.

According to ESPN, John Hart, the Braves president of baseball operations, will take over as GM while they search for a replacement for Coppolella. Passan reported that the job is likely to be in high demand. 

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