Jonny Venters

Height: 6' 3"
Weight: 200
Bat: L
Throw: L
College: Indian River (FL) CC
Birth Place: Pikeville, Kentucky
Draft: 2003 30th round by the
  • Former Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez reportedly the favorite for Tigers job

    The Detroit Tigers are one of a few teams seeking a new manager. However, if reports are to be believed, then their next skipper might be a familiar face. That's because former Atlanta Braves and Miami Marlins headman Fredi Gonzalez is the favorite for the job, according to Fanrag Sports' John Perrotto. Here's what Perrotto said: Fredi Gonzalez is considered the favorite to become the Detroit Tigers' next manager. Gonzalez has ties to Tigers general manager Al Avila going all way back to 1992 when Gonzalez managed then-Miami Marlins' short-season Class A Erie farm club and Avila was the expansion franchise's assistant direction of Latin American operations. Despite a career .506 winning percentage,

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  • Report: John Coppolella considering legal action against the Braves

    The Atlanta Braves recently forced out General Manager John Coppolella after he allegedly broke MLB rules regarding international signees. One of Coppolella’s assistants was also fired and several scouts and others in the organization are under scrutiny. Major League Baseball is investigating the violations, which are reported to be “unprecedented in scope.” There’s more of this to watch, however, at least based on this story from Bill Shanks in the Macon Telegraph from over the weekend.  It seems that, despite Copolella being forced out in infamy, the Braves offered him a severance package recently and Coppolella is considering a lawsuit: Word is that Coppolella was offered a financial buyout