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…

Monday Roundup: Bullpen Usage, Rotation Comparison, Missing Alex Wood

Welcome to this week’s Monday Roundup. WOW is improving in its content delivery as this weekend saw a number of articles. Going to continue the trend moving into this week. If you haven’t already, check out new contributor Ryan Cothran’s first article about BABIP. May 8: Off May 9: 8-3 LOSS at Astros Bartolo Colon was saddled with a five-run first and this game was essentially done. Colon did work into the sixth, but gave up…

Braves Bring Back the Meds

By Keith Allison on Flickr (Original version) UCinternational (Crop) [CC BY-SA 2.0], via Wikimedia Commons In 2013, the Atlanta Braves had finally come together. Frank Wren’s team was young – Dan Uggla was its only starter over 30. Frank Wren’s team was also very powerful and bashed 181 homers led the league. Sure, they struck out a lot, but they also scored runs in bunches. But lost in all of the feast-or-famine articles about the…

2016 Player Reviews: Jose Ramirez, Anthony Recker, Paco Rodriguez

This is the eleventh edition of the 2016 Player Reviews. My quick math tells me that I’ve done 33 little blurbs about players from last year’s team who could return in 2017. A dozen remain. Hopefully, next year, the Braves don’t use more players than the Falcons so I don’t have to do this again. Did you miss the last edition? I got your back. Want to catch up on all of the series? I…

Braves Can McDowell

By EricEnfermero (Own work) [CC BY-SA 4.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0)], via Wikimedia Commons After eleven seasons spanning three managers, Roger McDowell will no longer be the pitching coach of the Atlanta Braves. For a franchise that rarely sees turnover in the coaching staff, the last several months have been a change-of-pace. The in-season firing of Fredi Gonzalez, the very real chance that the interim manager Brian Snitker won’t be in charge in 2017, and now McDowell’s dismissal…

Best 5 Braves Drafts Since 2000 – #4

Time to try to push out the final seven of this series. The good news is that three of them are already written so expect me to polish up the 3rd Worst for publishing later today. Today’s choice is a bit nuts since it hasn’t even produced a major league talent yet, but I am a big fan. Clearly. Best/Worst Drafts since 2000 Worst: #5, 2009 | #4, 2004 | #3, 2013 | #2, 2011 |…

Random Prospect Sunday – Lucas Sims

(A little note on this series. On Sundays throughout the season, a player will be chosen at random using the helpful website, random.org. The goal of this series is to talk about both big prospects and organizational filler rather than focus completely on the Top 20 prospects in the system. I alternate pitchers and hitters and this week, I focus on a pitcher with a high ceiling. Here’s the rest of this series.) Rob Carr/Getty…