Tag: Medlen

Transaction Tuesday: Minor League Free Agents and Releases

The season is officially over and it’s time to get back to our Transaction Tuesday reports. During the season, this series catches most of the minor league movement as players move to one team or another. In the off-season, I focus more on the “minor” choices. Basically, the decisions that really don’t deserve a full article to focus on like a trade or free agent signing. The moves covered in this series include all reported…

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…

Transaction Tuesday: Wisler, Blair, Medlen, and Wentz

In this weekly review of the Braves’ transactions, we focus a good deal on the pitchers. Some are attempting to stay in the majors for good while others are trying to work their way back. Elsewhere, one of Atlanta’s best young guns is back on the mound just a week after a liner had Braves fans holding their breaths after it struck him. A note on this report – moves referenced today took place between…

Prepping for the Trade Deadline: Part 1

(Written by Ryan Cothran, a contributor at Walk-Off Walk for the last few weeks. Previous columns by Cothran include one on BABIP, the bullpen, and reviewing the Braves’ buy-low philosophy on Tommy John survivors. Remember to follow Ryan on Twitter.) By Arturo Pardavila III [CC BY 2.0], via Wikimedia Commons Yes, the trade deadline is a little way off, but let it be known that Braves General Manager John Coppolella is always anxious to make…

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…

Braves Bullpen Sittin’em Down!

(Here is Ryan Cothran’s second piece for Walk-Off Walk. His first piece, which was an analysis into BABIP, can be found here. Remember to follow Ryan on twitter.) By Keith Allison on Flickr (Original version) UCinternational (Crop) [CC BY-SA 2.0], via Wikimedia Commons The Braves have won 7 of their last 10, many without our beloved Freddie Freeman, and are looking like a team that could truly hover the .500 mark until his return. Granted,…

Transaction Tuesday: Ruiz, Gohara, Jackson, and poor poor Freddie

Last week’s update included a surprising amount of transactions involving the major league squad – zero. This week was not nearly as quiet. Prepare for an epic journey through the system. A note on this report – moves referenced today took place between May 16 and May 22. Taxi Squad refers to a Braves minor league team “sending” a player to Danville just to get him off the active roster. In most cases, the player will…