​Prior to the start of the 2018 season, the Atlanta Braves front office went through a massive overhaul. 


​General manager John Coppolella's staff committed serious violations to the rules of signing international free agents, which ultimately earned Coppolella a lifetime ban from working in baseball. 


And while the Braves are in the middle of a potential World Series run, they are unfortunately still in the news cycle for the mistakes made by the past regime. Early Friday, Jeff Passan dropped another bomb about their international transgressions.

It certainly sounds like the FBI is using the Braves as a launching pad to potentially bring down others, once they discover how corrupt the entire system is.


A federal grand jury has been investigating the team's dealings in Latin America, and has now issued subpoenas to former members of the Braves staff. Reports are that one of the subpoenas that has been issued by the grand jury is in regard to the signing of Hector Olivera. 


After defecting from Cuba, Olivera signed a six-year $62.5 million deal with the Los Angeles Dodgers before being traded to the Braves. 

Olivera only appeared in 30 games with Braves, across two seasons, before being released by the club. He is still a free agent. 


​As the Braves enter the postseason behind the play of Ronald Acuña Jr. and Ozzie Albies, the work of the former front office continues to plague this organization.