The Braves have not yet settled on a new general manager, but they have brought back a key member of front offices past: scouting director Roy Clark.
Clark spent the past year with the Dodgers. Before that he was the Nationals assistant GM and v.p. of player personnel for the previous four years. Before that he was the Braves longtime scouting director. He joined the Braves when they were a laughingstock in the late 80s and helped build arguably the best pipeline of talent in all of baseball over the course of 20 years. When he joined the Nationals at the end of the 2009 season they were thought of as a laughingstock too. They are no longer.
It’s unclear who the next GM will be — interim GM John Hart has apparently been given an offer and many observers believe that assistant GM John Coppolella is a fantastic candidate to lead a front office. But whoever it is will have one of the best in the business — maybe the absolute best in the business — in Clark at his side.