Walk-Off Talk: Trade Deadline Boogaloo 2018

Welcome to another Walk-Off Talk where the blog gets together and provides our quite different points-of-view on a subject. Today, we’re talking trades with the non-waiver deadline just a couple of weeks away. The Braves are in position for, at worst, a run at the Wild Card but have struggled since a hot start landed them in first place in the East. With the exception of defense, there have been problems in every facet of…

Who’d The Braves Get? – 2010 International Signings

(The International Signing Period started last week. While the Braves won’t be busy due to penalties, they will continue to sign free agents. I thought it was a good time to take a look back at some of the older international classes and see what they looked like. I’ve tried to be as accurate as possible. If you spot errors, let me know. Also, like the pic above? It came courtesy of Grant McAuley. Remember…

Hey Brandon, how ’bout a Retrospective Thank You?

Last week, the Braves, prompted by a promotion of Ozzie Albies to the bigs to become the everyday 2nd baseman, asked Brandon Phillips if he’d slide over to the hot corner to make room for the rookie. Needless to say the veteran was not happy when informed of the decision and made that known by silence.  Here’s the story, paraphrased by me and told by Jim Powell of Braves radio (read from bottom to top): Jim…

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 Add Micah Johnson to the Mix

Keith Allison via Flickr CC 2.0 Last night, I read that Micah Johnson had been designated for assignment and immediately, my first thought was that he might make for a good target. Before I attempted to pen an article or send out a few tweets on the subject, I thought better of it. After all, is he that different from Jace Peterson? Well, the Braves clearly liked him because today, they acquired the young speedster…

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…

Random Former Prospect Sunday – Jose Peraza

During the season, Sundays are set aside to take a look at a prospect at random, but with the minor league season over, I wasn’t sure what to do for my Sunday article until this nugget of an idea came my way. How about we look at players who ranked in Baseball America’s Top 100 while part of the Braves’ organization, yet never appeared for the Braves? Over the next few months, I’ll take a…