With that out of the way, we'll get to the schematic I've been working on for quite some time now. Since the last time we discussed this stuff, the Braves have opted not to name a new General Manager and have basically decided to have John Hart, John Schuerholz and Bobby Cox run the personnel decisions as a three-headed monster that I am calling "The Triad".
Some are optimistic, but I will withhold my optimism and choose careful reservation moving forward into the winter. I can't say that I entirely agreed with the way Schuerholz ran things towards the end of his tenure as the GM of the Atlanta Braves and I can't say that I'm entirely happy about John Hart joining Schuerholz and Cox to form "The Triad". While I am certain Hart is his own man and is willing to speak his mind, I'm afraid his mind is too much like Schuerholz and Cox and I will be displeased with the train wreck of a winter they have planned.
Regardless, that's not what we're here for. What you're here for is to read about what I would do if I were the team's new GM, right? Or....at least that's what you should be here for. Otherwise what are you doing here? Are you lost? Go away, I don't have any Halloween candy for you. But I do have an idea of how I'd create my roster if I were in charge of personnel decisions, and without further delay here it is.