John Coppolella’s departure might not have completely repaired the rift that has been reported to exist inside the Atlanta Braves front office. FanRag’s Jon Heyman reports that John Schuerholz and John Hart remain at odds over the future direction of the club.
Former best friends John Schuerholz and John Hart, who run the Atlanta Braves now, are said to be at odds over things related to the team and currently having a tough time getting along, so there could be more upheaval in the organization.
Per Heyman, Schuerholz would prefer to bring in a guy like current Royals GM Dayton Moore to oversee the Braves and possibly groom his son Jonathan Schuerholz for a bigger role within the organization.
The problem is, Moore isn’t likely to make a lateral move to the Braves to become the team’s GM, but the President’s role might be a fit if he was serious about leaving Kansas City.
The problem is, that is the role that Hart currently occupies and all indications are he is planning to return and has assumed Coppolella’s duties as GM until a replacement can be found.
It is worth mentioning, the Braves haven’t announced any sort of extension for Hart. It is also worth mentioning that the MLB investigation isn’t complete and investigators were reportedly still exploring how wide spread the team’s transgressions were and whether or not they went beyond Coppolella and assistant Gordon Blakeley.
Sounds like this is far from over.