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Stanton wins MVP while playing for a losing team. Sixth player to do so.

Beat Votto of the Reds (68-94) by two points.
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Scrappy Altuve edges big Aaron by well almost all the votes.
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Stanton will go wherever HE wants to go.

http://www.espn.com/blog/buster-olne...a-hell-get-l-a

Thing is, he set himself up to be on a losing team by Texas-A-Rodding the Marlins. Marlins could try to restructure the contract a la Mets-Bonilla. "Here's your new 30-year contract for $10 million per year." Then let the next owners worry about it.
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There are rumors that MLB is going to drop the hammer on the Braves with some stiff penalties: fines, restrictions on international signings, loss of prospects.
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http://www.espn.com/mlb/story/_/id/2...oses-prospects

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Former Braves general manager John Coppolella has been placed on baseball's permanently ineligible list, and Atlanta will lose one of its top prospects as part of MLB's penalties against the team for rules violations in the international market.

Commissioner Rob Manfred ruled that the Braves must forfeit 13 international prospects, including highly touted Kevin Maitan, an infielder from Venezuela who signed for $4.25 million in 2016.

MLB announced the penalties Tuesday in a statement written by Manfred.

Atlanta must forfeit Maitan, Ji Hwan Bae, Juan Contreras, Yefri del Rosario, Abrahan Gutierrez, Brandol Mezquita, Juan Carlos Negret, Yenci Peña, Angel Rojas, Yunior Severino, Livan Soto, Antonio Sucre and Guillermo Zuniga.

All 13 players will become free agents and are eligible to sign with any team. Manfred also announced that the Braves have been prohibited from signing prospect Robert Puason.

Additionally, the Braves will be prohibited from signing any international player for more than $10,000 during the 2019-20 signing period and their international signing bonus pool for the 2020-21 signing period will be reduced by 50 percent.

Former Braves special assistant Gordon Blakeley will be suspended for one year and won't be allowed to work for any team during his suspension.

"I intend to discipline other Braves' International Baseball Operations employees who participated in the misconduct after the completion of our internal procedures," Manfred said in a statement. "My staff will speak to the Players Association and officials in the Dominican Republic regarding appropriate consequences for the representatives of the players who intentionally participated in schemes to circumvent our rules, none of whom are certified by the Players Association."

Coppolella lasted only two seasons as Atlanta's GM before being forced to resign last month after MLB announced its investigation.

The Braves said in a statement released Tuesday they "understand and accept the decision regarding the penalties that have been handed down.

"As we expressed last week, our organization has not lived up to the standard our fans expect from us and that we expect from ourselves. For that, we apologize. We are instituting the changes necessary to prevent this from ever happening again and remain excited about the future of Braves baseball.''

The Associated Press contributed to this report.
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So do the forfeited prospects get to keep the Braves bonus cash and what they get from the next team that signs them?
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I'm more curious to see if they'll hit other teams too?
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I'm more curious to see if they'll hit other teams too?
The Red Sox got hit last year or the year before IIRC but not nearly has hard.

But if the Braves were doing this, other teams probably are too.
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So do the forfeited prospects get to keep the Braves bonus cash and what they get from the next team that signs them?
I believe I read they do get to keep the cash and then re-sign.

banned from baseball for the GM? I guess.
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