For many, current Kansas City Royals general manager Dayton Moore is going to be at the top of the list of potential replacements for John Coppolella in Atlanta. Moore previously worked for the organization under John Schuerholz and then left and helped construct a World Series winner with the Royals.
However, that may not materialize according to MLB.com’s Mark Bowman who points out that Moore would be best suited to head up baseball ops in Atlanta and oversee a new general manager.
Hart has repeatedly stressed he plans to stay with the organization. If this proves to be true, thoughts of Royals senior vice president and general manager Dayton Moore returning to Atlanta will likely evaporate, as Moore's best fit with the Braves would be to serve as the president of baseball operations and oversee a general manager.
If Hart is planning to stick around, it is probably unlikely that Moore opts to make what would be deemed a lateral move to be Atlanta’s general manager.
Perhaps the Braves could reorganize in a way that the team could fit everyone into the front office but it is unclear whether that would be a winning proposition for those involved.
Moore’s name will likely be front and center up until the Braves name a new GM. Still this is a part of the story that can’t be ignored. If Hart stays, and it sounds like he is planning to, then there may not be room for Moore in Atlanta’s front office.