Posts for : May 2017

Braves Bullpen Sittin’em Down!

(Here is Ryan Cothran’s second piece for Walk-Off Walk. His first piece, which was an analysis into BABIP, can be found here. Remember to follow Ryan on twitter.) By Keith Allison on Flickr (Original version) UCinternational (Crop) [CC BY-SA 2.0], via Wikimedia Commons The Braves have won 7 of their last 10, many without our beloved Freddie Freeman, and are looking like a team that could truly hover the .500 mark until his return. Granted,…

Transaction Tuesday: Ruiz, Gohara, Jackson, and poor poor Freddie

Last week’s update included a surprising amount of transactions involving the major league squad – zero. This week was not nearly as quiet. Prepare for an epic journey through the system. A note on this report – moves referenced today took place between May 16 and May 22. Taxi Squad refers to a Braves minor league team “sending” a player to Danville just to get him off the active roster. In most cases, the player will…

Braves Pull Off Two Deals

By Keith Allison [CC BY-SA 2.0], via Flickr What a day to spend most of it out with the family at the annual Monacan Powwow here in central Virginia. We have two trades to digest – one far more interesting than other so let’s start there as the Braves agree to a one-for-one exchange with the Cardinals in which first baseman Matt Adams heads to Atlanta for minor leaguer Juan Yepez. Unknown cash considerations will…

#AskCoppy Recap

Earlier today, Atlanta Braves general manager John Coppolella did another #AskCoppy on the twitters. I missed the entire thing because for some reason, I had kids and they annoyed me with wanting to have family time. I mean, honestly, what kind of evil children want you to play with them, color, and hang out? My evil children. As such, I’m going to need to catch up on the Q&A session. Maybe you’re like me and…

Braves Sign James Loney

By Keith Allison [CC BY-SA 2.0], via Wikimedia Commons I was in the middle of writing a (longer) article on what the Braves should do in the Freddie Freeman-less present, but Atlanta decided to keep me from polishing it up by announcing what their plans were. The Braves have signed former Dodger and Ray James Loney. The now 33-year-old also has played for the Red Sox (he did?) and most recently the Mets last season.…

Transaction Tuesday: Weigel, Acuna, Gohara, Seymour

As I try to do every week, here is your recap of organizational transactions for the Atlanta Braves. While the major league squad was quiet this week, others were quite active with a number of big prospects getting promotions. A note on this report – moves referenced today took place between May 9 and May 15. Taxi Squad refers to a Braves minor league team “sending” a player to Danville just to get him off…

The Two-Minute Braves

Braves Radio Net reporter Kevin McAlpin tweeted this Friday night: Former #Braves legend Mike Aviles leads off the 7th for the Fish and is hit by a pitch. — Kevin McAlpin (@KevinMcAlpin) May 13, 2017 I followed with a tweet of my own: @KevinMcAlpin Who had a better run as a Brave – Carlos Quentin or Aviles? — Tommy Poe (@WalkOffWalk1) May 13, 2017 But I was only beginning a cascade of responses @WalkOffWalk1 @KevinMcAlpin…