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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Hall of Fame 2018: Voting Primer (3/9)

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…

A Year In the Life: Brooks Conrad, 2010

(This new series focuses on one season of a player’s career. Let us know if you like it or have any suggestions about another player and year to explore.) It was the kind of moment you think up in your backyard as a kid. Granted, in your fantasy, it’s Game 7 of the World Series and there are two outs, but this situation was just about as close to reality as that fantasy gets. Francisco…

WOW’s Top 10 Relief Prospects

.Today, we finish our collection of the best prospects in the minors. It’s been a long road to this point with over 75 prospects ranked as part of this exercise. We hope these lists have helped you understand what positions are deep and what positions need some added talent. That last part has proved especially important after penalties thinned positions such as second base and shortstop. Our last list is focused on the bullpen. While…

Atlanta Looking for a Shortstop?

Are the Braves willing to move on from Dansby Swanson? Probably not, but they are doing their due diligence according to a report from ESPN’s Buster Olney. Such news is certainly shocking considering how the Braves seemed set to open 2018 with Ozzie Albies and Swanson beginning, what was assumed to be, the first of many full seasons together up the middle. Has General Manager Alex Anthopoulos already decided that the Braves don’t really have…

Hall of Fame 2018: Voting Primer (2/9)

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…

Atlanta’s Hectic Week

Your Atlanta Braves have been busy over the last couple of days, but if you missed any of it or need these moves to be put into context, here’s a review of what has been an active week. Braves Non-Tender Three The non-tender deadline was last night at 8:00. This was the deadline for the Braves to tender a contract to any Atlanta Brave on the 40-man roster who didn’t already have a contract for…

Braves Focus Shifts to Defense, Winning during Q&A

In a recent Q&A with Braves A-List Members at SunTrust Park, Alex Anthopoulos expanded on his vision for Atlanta moving forward. Most of this information comes courtesy of @SlmSolo (Stacy), who was at the session. I want to thank her for allowing me to use her tweets as inspiration for this post and I encourage you to follow her on Twitter. The pic above was taken by her as well. Defense When asked about #1…