Posts by: Tommy Poe

Tommy Poe has been writing about the Atlanta Braves since he was a teenager. He has also contributed to OutfieldFlyRule.com and ran the Atlanta Braves page for About.com. He lives in Virginia with his two daughters, two dogs, two cats, and six rabbits.

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TOT – Braves Add Sheffield

Transaction of Today…January 15, 2002 – The Los Angeles Dodgers traded Gary Sheffield to the Atlanta Braves for Andrew Brown, Brian Jordan and Odalis Perez. He wanted out. The Braves wanted an impact bat to put with Chipper Jones. And the Dodgers just wanted to get rid of a cancer. All parties got exactly what they wanted 16 years ago as the Braves finally completed a deal for Gary Sheffield. It had been a long…

Hall of Fame 2018: Voting Primer (8/9) – Bonds and Clemens

The Hall of Fame class of 2018 will be announced on January 24, 2018. In the meantime, I’m going to spend my Sundays going over the 33 players on this year’s ballot. I’ll include what the argument for inclusion is for each player and what the argument against their inclusion might be. I’ve tried to group the players together in the most reasonable manner. In the comment section, I’d love to hear if any of…

2018 Preseason Top 50 Braves Prospects – #50-#41

Yesterday, we went over a few guys we rather liked who missed our Top 50. Today, we get to the really fun part – the rankings themselves. We knew that there would be a lot of Top 50 shake-ups compared to our midseason list. From that list, six players graduated, two aged out, and one – Randy Ventura – was traded. And then, the punishments from Major League Baseball came down and an additional four…

2018 Preseason Top 50 Braves Prospects – On the Outside

The switch over to 2018 means one thing to all baseball fans – the season feels so much closer now. And while there is a good month-and-a-half before even spring training gets going, baseball and spring seem right around the corner again. And regardless of your expectations for the 2018 season, more baseball in our lives is a good thing. As we count down the weeks until spring training opens, our little blog is going…

Hall of Fame 2018: Voting Primer (7/9) – Shoe-In First Timers

The Hall of Fame class of 2018 will be announced on January 24, 2018. In the meantime, I’m going to spend my Sundays going over the 33 players on this year’s ballot. I’ll include what the argument for inclusion is for each player and what the argument against their inclusion might be. I’ve tried to group the players together in the most reasonable manner. In the comment section, I’d love to hear if any of…

Greatest Prospect Busts in Braves History

In preparation for the New Year, Baseball Prospectus did a “Best of BP 2017” series where they look at some of their top articles of the year. We’d do that here, but they all are winners so that’s just not possible. One of the articles Baseball Prospectus took another look at was the Top 50 Busted Prospects. The staff of BP looked at the can’t miss prospects who missed so royally. Not all were complete…

Hall of Fame 2018: Voting Primer (6/9) – Offensive Powerhouses

The Hall of Fame class of 2018 will be announced on January 24, 2018. In the meantime, I’m going to spend my Sundays going over the 33 players on this year’s ballot. I’ll include what the argument for inclusion is for each player and what the argument against their inclusion might be. I’ve tried to group the players together in the most reasonable manner. In the comment section, I’d love to hear if any of…