Posts for : July 2013

Twitter Feed: July 26

Ouchie…the guys from the Atlanta Braves forum at mlb.com ripped Bryce and me a new one yesterday.  Damn you, Bryce! -Braves had a scout at the White Sox game yesterday, started by Jake Peavy.  This is according to Jayson Stark.  Whether or not the Braves’ interest was in Peavy or one of the White Sox relievers or both is unknown.  Kameron Loe didn’t help his chances of sticking around in the bullpen after his awful…

Twitter Feed: July 25

I don’t like the way the first two editions of this column have looked so let’s try a different way.  As always, follow me @WalkOffWalk1. -Courtesy of Bill Shaikin, Harris Poll recently conducted their yearly poll on Most Popular MLB franchises.  Atlanta held their customary third spot for the fourth consecutive season, finishing behind the Yankees and Red Sox (who have also been consistently #1 and #2).  The Mets and Phillies are also in the…

Post-Hudson Deadline Plans: Guest

My friend Bryce is back with a column on what the Braves could do after the injury to Tim Hudson.  He contends that Atlanta should go all-in.  However, I worry because the last time he talked about trading a Brave, that guy got hurt. ——————————— The Braves will likely claim they are comfortable with their current starting pitching options. They will have Brandon Beachy returning to take Hudson’s slot in the rotation and will likely…

Has Kris Medlen Pitched Himself to the Bullpen?

It’s difficult to be down on Kris Medlen.  After all, at this time last year, he still hadn’t been moved to the rotation.  From July 31st to the end of the season, Medlen took the ball 12 times as a starter and for two months, he was an ace-quality performer.  He picked up a pair of complete games, including a five-hit shutout against the Padres and an even better outing against the Rockies.  On September…

Twitter Feed: July 24

More twitter fun.  Feel free to follow me @WalkOffWalk1 Braves checked in on Tigers lefty Phil Coke, according to Jerry Crasnick.  Coke is an extreme left-hand specialist.  Righthanders have slashed .293/.374/.439 against Coke throughout his career with a OPS of over .900 against Coke this season.  Amazingly, despite the apparent ease of finding these numbers, Jim Leyland has signed off on Coke facing a right-hand hitting batter 73 times compared to 60 times against left-handers.…

Twitter Feed: July 23

New start to a ongoing column.  Welcome to the Twitter Feed where we look at news coming from tweets abou the Braves.  You can follow me @WalkOffWalk1 If you haven’t seen Jason Heyward‘s ridiculously awesome catch from last night, the official Braves twitter has the video here.  I recently wrote about the move of Heyward to center, believing that he was the only option the Braves had with B.J. Upton out.  If you’re curious, there…

Trade Targets: Scott Downs, Michael Gonzalez

A couple more lefties that have been tied to Braves rumors, or at least the left-hand reliever market. Scott Downs Hard to believe, but Downs is one of five active pitchers and eight overall players that played for both the Expos and Blue Jays.  Downs was also traded three different times in a 10 month period with players like Mike Morgan, Rondell White, Rick Aguilera, and Kyle Lohse changing teams in those deals.  But it…