Monday Roundup: Big Flies Lead to Big Week

A full slate of games last week as the Braves welcomed both the Giants and Brewers to town. Let’s dive in. June 19, 9-0 WIN vs. Giants Mr. Ryan Cothran recently pointed out how R.A. Dickey‘s splits-by-month improve once the temperatures warm up. Last Monday, he made Cothran look really good with seven masterful frames. He yielded just three hits and walked one while striking out a half-dozen. The game was a close one heading…

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…

Monday Roundup: Long Week Begins and Ends With Disappointment

With eight games at home on the schedule against division foes, last week had a chance of being a springboard for the Braves into a big June. Instead, it ended up a losing effort that included a disheartening doubleheader loss. Jeff Morris. Follow on Twitter June 5: 11-4 LOSS vs. Phillies This one got away from Bartolo Colon early. He was charged with eight runs in his 3.2 innings. Not that it mattered, but Sam Freeman…

Walk Off Talk 1.1: Can the Braves Rotation Improve?

In this new series, Ryan Cothran and I have a back-and-forth as we discuss a subject. It’s informal and we hope you guys get something out of it. This week, we’ll look at the starting pitching staff. At times, we’ll agree. Other times, we’ll disagree. Join the conversation and tell us where we are misguided in the comment section.  Ryan, By Arturo Pardavila III [CC BY 2.0], via Wikimedia Commons Thank God for the Reds.…

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…

#AskCoppy Recap

Earlier today, Atlanta Braves general manager John Coppolella did another #AskCoppy on the twitters. I missed the entire thing because for some reason, I had kids and they annoyed me with wanting to have family time. I mean, honestly, what kind of evil children want you to play with them, color, and hang out? My evil children. As such, I’m going to need to catch up on the Q&A session. Maybe you’re like me and…

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…