By David D. Dodge
The New York Times, USA Today, and other news outlets recently reported on the latest scandal in Major League Baseball (MLB), this one involving the Atlanta Braves in violation of MLB rules. Former Braves’ general manager, John Coppolella, was banned for life for violating international signing rules and the Braves lost 13 prospects to free agency.
According to the Times, MLB also “penalized the Braves well into the future, prohibiting them from signing any international players for more than $10,000 in 2020 and slashing their bonus pool by half in 2021. They will not have a full international bonus allotment until 2022.” [Read more…]