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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Top 2020 Middle Infield and Outfield Prospects

For the first part covering catchers and corner infielders, click here. In the second of a three-part series, I focus on middle infield prospects along with the outfield – which is far deeper than the two you keep hearing about. Oh, something I forgot to mention last time and it kind of goes into what I wanted the intro for today’s article to be about – my methodology. When I talked about the top corner…

Top 2020 Braves Catching and Corner Infielder Prospects

I used to have help with this whole prospect mess. As we look toward the 2020 season, a lot has been said about the Braves farm system which, while still very good, has seen what happens when you produce tremendous talent that graduates to the majors every season. Eventually, things start to thin out. Add in the international signing penalities courtesy of former general manager, John Coppolella, and it’s not shocking to see Atlanta fall…

Home Run Chain – Charles Thomas

Happy birthday to Charles “Chuck” Thomas who had a magical run in the summer of 2004 as he came out of nowhere to help solidify things for the Braves. The 2004 Braves came into the season believing they had one of the game’s greatest outfields. In center field, Andruw Jones would do his thing. Over in right field, J.D. Drew would be counted on to replace Gary Sheffield. Oh, and the guy in left field…

TOT – The Melk Man Arrives With Arodys

Transaction of Today…December 22, 2009 – The New York Yankees traded Melky Cabrera, Mike Dunn, Arodys Vizcaino and $500,000 to the Atlanta Braves for Boone Logan and Javier Vazquez. Our story really starts on December 4 of the previous year. That’s when the Atlanta Braves packaged a quartet of players, including Tyler Flowers and Brent Lillibridge, in a deal to get Javy Vazquez and Boone Logan from the White Sox. Even though he was included…

Farewell, Colombian Jesus: Teheran Goes West

Some say he was underrated and underappreciated. That Braves fans never seemed to understand what a benefit it was to have him in the rotation every fifth day. To an extent, they are right. But now that Julio Teheran has officially moved on, it’s time to take a look back at his run with the Braves from the highs to the lows. For fans of the former righty, who earned the moniker “Colombian Jesus” on…

My Braves Team of the Decade

A lot of people have already done this so I figured I’ll throw my hat in the ring and pick my Team of the Decade. From 2010 and through 2019, who deserves a spot on the best team the Braves could possibly put together? Get ready to tell me how wrong I am. Though, to be honest, most of these choices aren’t that controversial. Catcher – Brian McCann In two different stints with the team,…

TOT – Chris Hammond Flirts With History

(The TOT series, or Transactions of Today, looks at old moves from this date years ago. How did they happen? Did they work out? What happened after? If you enjoy or have memories/thoughts of your own, feel free to comment below and/or share on social media.)  Transaction of Today…November 19, 2001 – The Atlanta Braves signed Chris Hammond as a free agent. In 1998, Chris Hammond returned to the Florida Marlins, where he spent the…