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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…

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 πŸ™‚ 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…

Thursday Throwback – Reed Johnson

Sometimes, moves just don’t pan out like they ought to. That was the case of the 2012 midseason trade that sent Reed Johnson, along with Paul Maholm, to the Braves. The trade was born out of a move that didn’t happen and ultimately, failed to deliver despite looking like a good deal on paper for Frank Wren. Even when Wren made the right move, it just didn’t seem to work. But long before that trade,…

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…

Best 5 Braves Drafts Since 2000 – #1

Best/Worst Drafts since 2000 Worst: #5, 2009 | #4, 2004 | #3, 2013 | #2, 2011 | #1, 2001 Best: #5, 2010 | #4, 2015 | #3, 2007 | #2, 2002 | #1, 2000 The  Best Draft Since 2000…The 2000 Draft By Keith Allison from Kinston, USA (Kelly Johnson) [CC BY-SA 2.0], via Wikimedia Commons Earlier today, I went over the 2001 draft, which I labeled the worst since 2000. What made that draft so frustrating was…

Braves Saturday Stats Pack – Markakis, Teheran, Vizzy

This article used to be a staple of my time at AtlantaBraves.About.com, but with my contract with the company ending – and their sports department being blown up – I’ll continue the series here. Homers < Wins Over the history of baseball, winning more games than you homer is not a grand accomplishment. After all, before the introduction of smaller ballparks, expansion, and the realization that chicks dig the long ball, homeruns were not celebrated…

Thursday Throwback – David Ross

Scott Cunningham/Getty Images (For my take on Hector Olivera, click here.) Backup catchers are sort of like backup quarterbacks. You might think spending money on one is a waste of resources until you need him to be there and produce. When that happens, you are happy that you had the foresight to get the best possible backup. For four years, David Ross fulfilled that role for the Atlanta Braves and they are still trying to…