Should Atlanta Trade Ozzie Albies?

Grant McAuley – Follow on Twitter – used with permission As hopefully all of you know, the Braves are rebuilding. In the details, all rebuilds look different. Some focus on bats, some focus on arms, the players moved are different, the players acquired are different, timelines change, etc. But zoomed out, all rebuilds follow the same path. Trade present assets for future assets, become very bad, build your system back up, get decent, trade future…

Saturday Stats Pack: Catching, Atlanta’s Non-Manager, Acuna’s Exploits

Johan Camargo‘s Shocking Season Camargo started at shortstop Friday night and singled once in three trips to the plate. His average actually dropped a tad to .327 in the process. That’s how’s Camargo’s surprising rookie campaign has gone to this point. Over 40 games, the switch-hitter has on-based .355 due to just a 4.5% walk rate but has shown new-found pop to keep his slugging a shade under .500. His numbers are remarkably similar to…

The Walk-Off Walk Midseason Top 50

Welcome to the Walk-Off Walk Midseason Top 50. For the first time in this blog’s history, the rankings won’t just be my thoughts on the matter, but the product of three different voices chiming in. In addition to me, Ryan Cothran has submitted his version and the new addition to the blog, Stephen Tolbert, has gotten in on the act as well. Below is the list. Shortly before I posted this, I also posted a…

Walk-Off Talk 1.7: Talking About the Midseason Top 50 Prospects

To add context to this year’s Midseason Top 50 Prospects, the Walk-Off Walk contributors sat down for an informal discussion about their picks, some of the surprises, and a few of the guys who could rocket up the charts by the end-of-the-year countdown. Tommy Poe, new contributor Stephen Tolbert, and Ryan Cothran are all part of today’s Walk-Off Talk. It might help to have this year’s Top 50 open in another window to provide context.…

Time to Move Brandon Phillips

Jeff Morris – Follow on Twitter John Coppolella should trade Brandon Phillips. Sure, we can talk into lengths (and have) about the limitations with trading Phillips. To sum up, the market is likely small for a second baseman who can’t play anywhere else and has the ability to block trades to a dozen other teams. Such a small market makes Phillips a guy who won’t bring much in a trade. Even though he’s dirt cheap…

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.…

Monday Roundup: Krolling, Demeritte Rolling, Flowers Needs Extolling

Welcome to June and this week’s Monday Roundup. We start with three out west to finish a six-game California swing and end with a trio of games in Cincinnati. Jeff Morris. Follow him on Twitter @AtlBravesJeff May 29, 6-3 WIN @ Angels The Braves scored all of their runs in the third with help from a pair of two-run doubles off the bats of the recently acquired Matt Adams and Danny Santana. Tyler Flowers, who had…