Posts for : July 2013

Wren E-Mails Rizzo

Here at Walk-Off Walk, we have obtained these e-mail records from about 2:30 this afternoon as the Nationals were in the midst of falling behind 10-1 to the Tigers. From: Frank Wren Subject: Got a question about a player’s availability Listen, I know this season hasn’t gone the way you guys wanted.  I really admire how much you have tried, but it’s time to accept facts. With that mind, we could use a starter in…

Twitter Feed: July 31

Last day before the non-waiver deadline.  Even if Atlanta doesn’t make a move today, I would be pretty surprised if a deal isn’t made in August, even if it comes on the 31st. -Forgot to mention that Reed Johnson hit the DL yesterday.  The Braves announced the promotion of Todd Cunningham.  Before the callup, Cunningham was slashing his way to a .279/.357/.352 clip with a 101 RC+.  He did produce slightly better the previous season…

Did the Braves Miss Out on Peavy?

To start off, I will immediately point out that it is impossible to know what teams were interested in Jake Peavy.  While the Braves may have been one and other teams like the A’s, Cardinals, and Diamondbacks have been suggested as suitors for the right-hander, you must take rumors with a massive grain of salt this time of year.  How much interest any of the aforementioned teams or any other teams for that matter had…

Finally Comfortable

Andrelton Simmons is a young pup.  Just over three years ago, the Curacao native was playing (and pitching) for Western Oklahoma Junior College.  Almost 14 months ago, he arrived on the scene, straight from Mississippi.  On September 4th, he celebrates just his 24th birthday.  I’m trying to say he’s young and his career is just beginning. Miscast as a leadoff hitter, Simmons seemed to put too much pressure on himself to perform on par with…

Twitter Feed: July 30

Getting closer and closer to the deadline.  Everything you read on twitter about trade rumors should be taken with a MASSIVE grain of salt over the next few days. -Ken Rosenthal tweeted something that sounded absurd.  For a second, I thought he was trolling us or his account had been hacked.  The Rangers apparently did their due diligence and came calling about Brian McCann.  Really?  Needless to say, the Braves didn’t seem all that interested.…

Howdy Scott! See ya Cory!

In the offseason, the Braves plucked Jordan Walden from the bullpen of the Los Angeles Angels in the Outfield from Anaheim Mighty Ducks.  Being that Walden has worked out so well, the Braves tried their luck again and today acquired Scott Downs from the Angels for minor league pitcher Cory Rasmus.  When a player is acquired, I do a Howdy column.  When a player leaves, I do a See ya column.  When it happens at…

Twitter Feed: July 29

-Yesterday was fun even before the game began.  There were reports that Jake Peavy had packed up things and a trade was imminent.  Soon after that, the Braves and A’s were the teams most likely to bring Peavy on board.  That was followed by tweets ESPN’s Jim Bowden and FOX’s Ken Rosenthal that the Braves weren’t in on anything.  According to what people think the White Sox are offering for Peavy, a package equal to…