Posts for : June 2017

Walk-Off Talk 1.5: Finding A Partner (Part 2)

(Previously…on Walk-Off Talk…Ryan and I tried to find some interested teams for the two most valuable soon-to-be free agents on the Braves, Jaime Garcia and Brandon Phillips. Today, we look at four more pending free agent assets who don’t have markets that aren’t nearly as robust. Events occur in real time.) Ryan, @JMotte30 Last year, John Coppolella turned Hunter Cervenka into Michael Mader and Anfernee Seymour so we know the guy can find quality players…

Transaction Tuesday: Brothers, Albies, Winkler, and Four Releases

Busy week in moves for the minor league system, but the big league club was pretty quiet outside of that whole draft thing (for our review, click here). A pitcher goes on a rehab assignment while another gets his first shot in Gwinnett as he looks to return to the majors. Also, four players were officially released this week, including a recent third round pick. All this and more as I recap this week’s transactions.…

Walk-Off Talk 1.4: Finding a Partner (Part 1)

Ryan, We’re back again for the fourth iteration of this well-received series. By well-received, I mean my kids. They can’t read, but they think Daddy is doing a bang-up job. Jeff Morris – Follow on Twitter This week, I want to look at finding trading partners for the Braves involving individual teams. I know John Coppolella doesn’t need our help, but just in case he’s procrastinating, here is some legwork for the Braves’ GM ahead…

Walk-Off Talk 1.3: Recapping the Draft

In this new series, Ryan Cothran and I have a back-and-forth as we discuss a subject. It’s informal and we hope you guys get something out of it. This week, we focus on the 2017 draft. At times, we’ll agree. Other times, we’ll disagree. Join the conversation and tell us where we are misguided in the comment section. Kyle Wright’s Twitter Rhyno, Neither one of us claims to be a draft expert, but you lose…

Transaction Tuesday: Newcomb, Medlen, Pike, Minter

Lots of moves to report this week in this recap. A top prospect is promoted to the bigs, a former prospect works his way up the ladder, and a non-prospect continues his wayward journey to never spend too much time in one city. Hope you enjoy! A note on this report – moves referenced today took place between June 6 and June 12. I no longer refer to Taxi Squad, but extended spring training which…

Monday Roundup: Long Week Begins and Ends With Disappointment

With eight games at home on the schedule against division foes, last week had a chance of being a springboard for the Braves into a big June. Instead, it ended up a losing effort that included a disheartening doubleheader loss. Jeff Morris. Follow on Twitter June 5: 11-4 LOSS vs. Phillies This one got away from Bartolo Colon early. He was charged with eight runs in his 3.2 innings. Not that it mattered, but Sam Freeman…

Best #60 in Braves Franchise History

(Series Note: Baseball-Reference was used for a collection of players so this series is as complete as their database is. No coaches/managers were included and a number had to have at least four options to be considered with two exceptions. I started from the highest available number because as I approach #1, I’ll have much tougher decisions. For the complete series, click here.) Best #60 in Franchise History I began this series months ago and…