Matt Snyder

CBS Sports Writer /

MLB comes down hard on Braves, bans former GM: Everything you need to know

Here are the bullet-points of what went down Tuesday regarding MLB and the Braves' punishment

Shohei Ohtani could join MLB in December thanks to reported new posting agreement

The owners need to ratify on the new system in place, but the takeaway here is Ohtani is coming to MLB

Former Braves GM Coppolella joins short list of living people banned from baseball

John Coppolella was placed on the permanently ineligible list by MLB on Tuesday

Thanks to Braves penalties, there's a major free agent available in Kevin Maitan

Among other sanctions, Atlanta lost the player who was deemed the No. 1 international signing of 2016

Braves lose prospects, former GM banned by MLB over international signing violations

Among other penalties, No. 1 international prospect Kevin Maitan is now a free agent

LOOK: Josh Reddick shows off Astros' championship belt at WWE Survivor Series

The World Series champion and big-time wrestling fan was on hand Sunday night

MLB Hot Stove: Brewers have money to spend, reportedly eye Jake Arrieta

The Brewers have very few payroll commitments moving forward

BBWAA Hall of Fame: Chipper Jones, Jim Thome headline the newcomers on ballot

Chipper Jones and Jim Thome join holdovers Trevor Hoffman and Vladimir Guerrero

Was Jayson Werth's contract with the Nationals in 2011 really that bad?

We heard about it being awful for years, but was it?

Giants have reportedly made formal offer for Stanton, other teams to follow

The Red Sox and Cardinals are expected to make trade offers next

MLB Awards: Here's how we arrived at our 2017 NL Manager of the Year ballot

Matt Snyder breaks down his official BBWAA NL Manager of the Year ballot

Let's test Harry Doyle's 'first batter of the season' theory from 'Major League' on 2017

For the 2017 season, there's one perfect example of this ringing true

MLB Awards 2017: Altuve, Judge, Stanton, Goldschmidt among Silver Slugger winners

The award goes to the best hitter at each position in each league, as determined by MLB coaches and managers

Roy Halladay's family issues statement after fatal plane crash: 'Our family is heartbroken'

The two-time Cy Young winner passed away earlier this week

Rumor buy or sell: Cubs could deal Heyward to Giants for Samardzija, Melancon?

Here's an early and juicy Hot Stove rumor to break down

Matt Snyder has been a baseball writer with CBS Sports since 2011. A member of the BBWAA, he's now covered the last six World Series beginning with the epic 2011 Fall Classic. The former Indiana University baseball player now lives on the north side of Indianapolis with his wife, daughter and son.