Posts for : July 2014

Random Prospect Sunday: Andy Otero

Today’s random prospect has been around for a long time, even though he is just now getting time above the rookie level. Born in Panama on June 3rd, 1992, Andy Otero was born on a day where Curt Schilling out-pitched John Smoltz in Atlanta. Otero was probably not all that concerned with that, though. Otero is in the same mold as other undersized pitchers the Braves have, though Otero is a lefty. He was considered…

Trade Winds: The Filthy Philadelphia Phillies

Whoa, two articles in one day. Time to revisit the Trade Winds columns. Again, I’m focusing on losing ballclubs first and the Phillies are definitely a losing ballclub. Entering Saturday, Philly is 42-51 and their continued efforts to resist a rebuild has left the cupboard pretty barren. Their woeful general manager will sadly likely get the ax after the season (or before) and the Phillies are left with a long climb north. Would the Phils…

What Could Have Been? – First Base and Third Base

So, I took a week off. Well, I kind of took a week off. Mainly, an electric storm screwed up our internet last Friday and because of the 4th of July weekend, it wasn’t fixed until Tuesday. Other family needs kept my ability to sit down and write, or type, at a stand-still. But I’m back and will hopefully be able to stick with things now. Two weeks ago, I began the first of a…

Random Ex-Brave: Eric O’Flaherty

Interesting week to get this guy by random since he is expected to be activated very soon from a rehabilitation stint following surgery that prematurely ended his Atlanta Braves career. Eric O’Flaherty was an afterthought when the Braves acquired him. In a bullpen that already had established relievers like Rafael Soriano, Mike Gonzalez, and Peter Moylan, the former failed Mariners prospect wasn’t expected to be much more than depth in the minds of Braves’ fans.…

The Best (and Worst) of June

A day late, but here are the winners of Walk-Off Walk’s June awards, the most prestigious and yet never talked about awards in the entire world. Rookie of the Month Tommy La Stella It was a big month for the rookies, but La Stella takes the prize. He walked more than he struck out, on-based .351, and toward the end of the month, he showed pretty good pop to push his wRC+ over 100. While…

Once a Brave, Always a Brave – NL West (Part 1 of 2)

Because there are a lot of ex-Braves in the NL West, I’m going to go ahead and split this division into two posts. To be honest, I was half-tempted to cut the division into four different posts, but that seems like a bit too much. Arizona Diamondbacks P Randall Delgado – On the plus side for the D’Backs, only one of the five they acquired in the Justin Upton trade haven’t played in the majors…