Tag: Chipper

TOT – The OTHER Teixeira Deal

Chris J. Nelson (CC SA 3.0), via Wikipedia Commons Transaction of Today…July 29, 2008 – The Atlanta Braves traded Mark Teixeira to the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim for Stephen Marek (minors) and Casey Kotchman. It was the moment that the Braves resigned themselves to admit that their swing-for-the-fence effort the previous July failed. On this day nine years ago, the Braves sent the dynamic first baseman, Mark Teixeira, to the Angels for a pitifully…

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…

Walk-Off Talk 1.6: Finding A Partner (Part 3) – The Matt Adams Conundrum

(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. Next, we looked at one-year assets like Jason Motte and Kurt Suzuki and tried to locate interested parties. Today, we focus completely on one player and his effect on the Braves’ franchise player. Events occur in real time.)  Ryan, So, here we go. Matt Adams. Oh, boy. When…

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…

TOT – Braves Give Up on Mike Kelly

Transaction of Today…January 9, 1996 – The Atlanta Braves traded Mike Kelly to the Cincinnati Reds for a player to be named later and Chad Fox. The Cincinnati Reds sent Ray King (June 11, 1996) to the Atlanta Braves to complete the trade. The year 1991 was the sixth straight season the Atlanta Braves had a draft pick in the top six selections. The previous five only gave the Braves one true cornerstone in Chipper…

Early 2018 Hall of Fame Thoughts

If you missed it yesterday, I posted my 2017 Hall of Fame ballot at Outfield Fly Rule. The guys at OFR are doing a wonderful job with their Hall of Fame coverage for this year, but what happens next year? Well, let’s do some crystal balling. First off, using Ryan Thibodaux’s invaluable Hall of Fame tracker, I can make an educated guess as to who will be named to the Hall of Fame class of 2017.…

TOT – Braves Opt To Drop Fick

By jasonippolito (originally posted to Flickr as Fick) [CC BY 2.0], via Wikimedia Commons Transaction of Today…November 5, 2003 – The Atlanta Braves released Robert Fick. Before the 2003 season, the Atlanta Braves were looking to add another bat to their lineup. It would become one of the best offenses in Braves’ history, but while many teams had a big bopper at first base, the Braves scratched together a trio to fill in. They brought…