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May 20, 18, 04:50 PM #16
The Braves got caught because Coppy was a jerk to everyone. They got a harsher punishment than other teams that got caught doing similar things because Coppy didnt cooperate with the investigation.
The play at the plate was close, but replays showed he didnt touch the helmet. He was safe and replay officials should have over turned it.
Its one game, so no big deal.Advertisement
May 20, 18, 04:55 PM #17
May 20, 18, 07:34 PM #18
- Join Date
- Jan 05
- Where are we going? And why am I in this handbasket?
May 20, 18, 08:12 PM #19
And yes, the Braves were punished.
They lost 13 players. They were prohibited from signing any international players for more than $10k during the 2019-20 window and their international signing bonus pool in 2020-21 will be cut by 50 percent.
Coppollela was banned from baseball for life and Gordon Blakeley was suspended one year.
May 20, 18, 08:14 PM #20Any prospects they gained by skirting the same rules everyone else likely skirts, are now gone.
Their farm system was the best in baseball without those players. They built it through trades and drafting and they built it well.
May 20, 18, 09:40 PM #21
May 20, 18, 09:42 PM #22
May 20, 18, 09:49 PM #23
They also lost a 3rd round draft pick.
Pretty much everyone agreed that MLB dropped the hammer on the Braves.
The Red Sox were punished for something similar but their punishment was not as bad imo.
Your Cubs have probably broken the same rules.
May 20, 18, 09:51 PM #24
May 20, 18, 09:57 PM #25
I’ll go watch the replays of the 2016 World Series if you’ll go watch the replays of the Braves choking away the 90’s with some of the most talented teams we’ve seen in our lifetimes
Last edited by bugatti; May 21, 18 at 11:45 AM.
May 20, 18, 10:21 PM #26
Everyone (other than you) agrees that the punishment was severe. They lost every player they signed so any advantage they gained was negated, and they lost other things on top of that.
Last edited by bugatti; May 21, 18 at 11:47 AM.
May 20, 18, 10:31 PM #27Re: other teams doing it..
It's not rocket science guy...
The Red sox were caught doing something similar recently and didnt get as bad of a punishment.
Rosenthal reported at least 15 other teams agreed to sign ineligible players.
The Padres held workouts and paid for things they weren't supposed to...
Google it. Other teams do it...Coppy was a jerk so the Braves paid. They didn't get any benefits from cheating and in fact lost more than they gained in the first place.
May 20, 18, 10:49 PM #28
The only person hammered was the GM which has no real bearing on the organization. Teams get new GMs all the time.
May 20, 18, 11:09 PM #29
And you still can't take players away that had nothing to do with it. How do you decide who gets taken? Acuna because he's highly rated? Why not Freddie Freeman then? That's just dumb.
May 20, 18, 11:12 PM #30