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Thursday, January 10, 2019

Report: Braves dismiss scouting leaders Bridges, Clark

The Braves released scouting director Brian Bridges and senior adviser to amateur scouting Roy Clark, according to a report by Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic.

Both assumed their posts in 2014 during a major retooling of the front office. Bridges was promoted to scouting director under John Hart and John Coppolella’s regime.

Clark rejoined the team in October 2014 after leaving in 2009 following more than two decades with the team. He had stints with the Nationals and Dodgers before rejoining the Braves.

Clark, who spent 11 years as the Braves’ scouting director, helped draft well-known players such as Craig Kimbrel, Freddie Freeman, Jason Heyward, Brian McCann, Jeff Francouer and others. He first joined the franchise as an area scout in 1989.

RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: January 10, 2019 at 08:37 AM | 6 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Griffin (Vlad) Posted: January 10, 2019 at 09:54 AM (#5804002)
Delayed fallout from the thing with Coppy? I know he pretty much fell on his sword, but that doesn't necessarily mean that he was the only one who knew what was going on.
   2. RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: January 10, 2019 at 10:29 AM (#5804031)
Maybe something to do with the Carter Stewart incident? It was announced today the Braves don't have to forfeit the pick for losing him, but still sucks they wasted a pick on him.
   3. Der-K: at 10% emotional investment Posted: January 10, 2019 at 10:31 AM (#5804035)
I saw something alleging organizational skills could have been part of the issue with Bridges, but I don't know what that means or if it's true.
   4. flournoy Posted: January 10, 2019 at 10:38 AM (#5804043)
I know [Coppolella] pretty much fell on his sword, but that doesn't necessarily mean that he was the only one who knew what was going on.


John Schuerholz and John Hart both were very adamant that they had no idea whatsoever about anything that happened at any level in the organization. They were either lying (and guilty alongside Coppolella) or totally incompetent. They chose to present themselves as incompetent.
   5. Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Griffin (Vlad) Posted: January 10, 2019 at 11:12 AM (#5804074)
They chose to present themselves as incompetent.


In Hart's case, at least, I could believe it. He's been working from the golf course for at least ten or fifteen years now.
   6. Brian Posted: January 10, 2019 at 11:29 AM (#5804082)
Somebody over there has been doing a good job drafting the last few years.

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