Posts for : May 2017

Transaction Tuesday: Wisler, Blair, Medlen, and Wentz

In this weekly review of the Braves’ transactions, we focus a good deal on the pitchers. Some are attempting to stay in the majors for good while others are trying to work their way back. Elsewhere, one of Atlanta’s best young guns is back on the mound just a week after a liner had Braves fans holding their breaths after it struck him. A note on this report – moves referenced today took place between…

Monday Roundup: Trade Johnson?, Cumberland’s Run, Bullpen Issues

Welcome to another week of Braves baseball as we say goodbye to May and head into June. The end of May is often a time in which teams start realizing what they have – and don’t have – and start to make more frequent adjustments. With the Braves continuing to disappoint, might a player or many be in their final days with the team? That question will certainly be answered, but in the meantime, here…

Prepping for the Trade Deadline: Part 2

(Written by Ryan Cothran, a contributor at Walk-Off Walk for the last few weeks. Previous columns by Cothran include one on BABIP, the bullpen, and reviewing the Braves’ buy-low philosophy on Tommy John survivors. The first part of this series detailed possible fixes for the team should there be trades over the next couple of months. Remember to follow Ryan on Twitter.) Last year, while writing for Tomahawk Take, I wrote a piece regarding organizational…

Random Prospect Sunday – Evan Phillips

Jeff Morris. Follow him on Twitter @AtlBravesJeff When the 17th round of the 2015 MLB draft began, Evan Phillips was waiting for his name to be called. A right-hander out of UNC-Wilmington, Phillips had been promised by the New York Yankees that when the 18th pick of the round – and #513th overall – came up, it would be his name that would be called. You can imagine that Phillips had a moment where he…

Prepping for the Trade Deadline: Part 1

(Written by Ryan Cothran, a contributor at Walk-Off Walk for the last few weeks. Previous columns by Cothran include one on BABIP, the bullpen, and reviewing the Braves’ buy-low philosophy on Tommy John survivors. Remember to follow Ryan on Twitter.) By Arturo Pardavila III [CC BY 2.0], via Wikimedia Commons Yes, the trade deadline is a little way off, but let it be known that Braves General Manager John Coppolella is always anxious to make…

No, Matt Adams Isn’t Going to Play Third Base

By Keith Allison [CC BY-SA 2.0], via Flickr It’s not that I don’t understand the impulse. The Braves have a whole at third base right now – though Rio Ruiz is doing his best to change that – and when Freddie Freeman returns, it would seem that Matt Adams is out of a starting job. Sure, you could shift him to left field, though he’s blocked there by Matt Kemp. Of course, with the way…

Braves TJ Victims

(Here is Ryan Cothran’s third piece for Walk-Off Walk. Soon enough, he’s going to have to get his own account working here at WOW 🙂 His first piece, which was an analysis into BABIP, can be found here. In addition, his second piece, which discussed recent bullpen improvements and what’s coming up the chain, can be found here. Remember to follow Ryan on twitter.) By Keith Allison on Flickr (Original version) UCinternational (Crop) [CC BY-SA…