Baseball front offices have gone heavy on layering. The Red Sox just hired Frank Wren, whom the Braves just fired, as a vice president of baseball operations. He'll work under Dave Dombrowski, the president of baseball operations, and presumably alongside Mike Hazen, who was named GM. Even though the Braves now have two presidents -- Schuerholz being the other -- and one GM, I'd suggest the heavy lifting, both now and for the future, will be done by Coppolella.
About whom I've come to know quite a bit, although he dislikes speaking for the record. He's driven in a way in a way I've seldom seen, and he's smart as all get-out. When he can't figure a way to make a proposal work, he'll go off by himself and, two hours later, come back with Plan B.
Having recommended him for the GM job the day Wren was "terminated," I've believed for a while Coppolella was ready. The Braves have come to believe, too.