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.

Website: http://walkoffwalk.net

Just Say No to Moose

New general manager, Alex Anthopoulos, has some serious questions to deal with. The Atlanta Braves are expected to be hit and hit hard by sanctions from Major League Baseball for former GM John Coppolella’s unethical actions. Even if we ignore that, the Braves have question marks all over the team right now. Are the young guns good enough to perform in the starting rotation right now? Can the bullpen finally turn the corner? Will the…

TOT: The Time the Braves Re-Acquired Vizcaino

Transaction of Today…November 16, 2014 – The Atlanta Braves trade 2B Tommy La Stella to the Chicago Cubs for Arodys Vizcaino and international bonus slots. Trades that happen so early in the offseason often are forgotten by spring training. You must forgive Atlanta Braves fans if, in the spring of 2015, they had this reaction as Arodys Vizcaino took the mound in spring training: “Thought we traded him?” We – as if we are part…

WOW’s Top 15 Right-Handed Starting Prospects

John Coppolella’s lasting legacy might be rooted in the controversy that was revealed in the aftermath of his resignation. Before that, though, the legacy he was building was related to the farm system – specifically pitching prospects. The Braves under Coppolella left no rock unturned in their quest to build waves of pitching talent to stock the major league club with. In 2017, a number of arms Coppolella traded for reached the bigs – mostly…

Analysis: Alex Anthopoulos Is the Right Choice

The rollercoaster that has been the Braves’ General Manager search – triggered by revelations of improper practices under the leadership of John Coppolella – might end before news of whatever punishment Major League Baseball hands down is announced. First broken by the New York Post’s Joel Sherman and confirmed by multiple sources after, the Braves have picked their new GM. His name is Alex Anthopoulos. Between Coppolella, Anthopoulos, and Mike Foltynewicz, my spell checker just…

Another Look at Dale Murphy’s Hall of Fame Case

Recently, we learned that the Modern Era ballot for the Baseball Hall of Fame included a familiar name on it – Dale Murphy. Over 18 years, mostly spent in Atlanta, Murphy carved out a career that certainly deserves consideration for the greatest individual honor given to a player, but is he truly a Hall of Famer? Walk-Off Walk friend and Knockahoma Nation co-host Josh Brown believes so. In a recent article for Tomahawk Take, Brown gave…

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…

Should Ender Inciarte Win the Gold Glove in 2017?

The Braves don’t appear likely to take home much gold when award season kicks off soon. Of course, after the season they just had, that won’t surprise many. The semifinalists for the big awards were announced last night, but it was a week ago that baseball announced the three Gold Glove semifinalists for each position. It was buried under the weight of the World Series, but two Braves were nominated – Ender Inciarte and R.A.…