Anthopoulos to be named Braves GM

Anthopoulos to be named Braves GM

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

Anthopoulos is expected to be introduced Monday at the GM meetings in Orlando.

Hart will be getting what's being termed as a "soft landing" in the wake of the investigation which cost GM John Coppolella and high-ranking scout Gordon Blakely their jobs.

The Atlanta Braves reportedly have their new general manager.

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There are no details on the cost of the tickets, but fans can register online to purchase them in advance. The Cleveland date is one of two Ohio stops, the other being at Ohio Stadium in Columbus July 7 .

The Braves' first choice was believed to be Dayton Moore, a former Atlanta assistant GM who left to become Royals GM and built Kansas City into a two-time American League pennant victor and 2015 World Series champion.

Alex Anthopoulos, 40, served as general manager for the Toronto Blue Jays from 2009 to 2015 when he declined the team's offer of a five-year extension. Moore is still under contract and the Royals denied the Braves permission to interview him.

The Jays reached the American League Championship Series in 2015 and won 93 regular-season games, marking the first time they reached the 90-win plateau since they were World Series champions in 1993. He somewhat surprisingly left the job after his contract was up after the 2015 season, however, the presence of new Jays president Mark Shapiro meant that Anthopoulos would've essentially been demoted to second-in-command on the team's depth chart of baseball decision-makers. Sources say Coppolella has hired a lawyer, though he isn't speaking about the matter.

Hart was also being looked at by Major League Baseball in its investigation to determine whether he had knowledge of misdeeds by Coppolella and Blakeley.

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