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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Josh Willingham: 2013-2014 Left Fielder?

According to the wonders of three tweets from David O’Brien, a guy who the Braves should keep in mind for any trades this season is Josh Willingham. Buster writes that the Twins might consider trading Josh Willingham if they decide they’re hopelessly out of the playoff picture before the trade deadline. If I’m the Braves, I would pursue a trade for Willingham, and I mean seriously pursue it. Signed for $7 mill each of the…

Favorite Braves List – Catcher

 (For information on this list, please click here.) A couple of honorable mentions, though this one wasn’t a tough choice.  Javy Lopez holds a majority of records for catchers in the franchise, including one of eight Braves in the franchise’s history to hit 200 HR.  Greg Olsen was an All-Star for an awful 1990 squad, but more notable for this list, he was the guy in 1991 when watching baseball on TV suddenly became something…

Favorite Braves List

One of the ideas I have been throwing around is to include a list of my favorite Braves and I will start today.  Do not expect a new one everyday.  In fact, it may be another week before I include a new member to my Favorite Braves list, if not longer.  I will add a navigation to the right to make the list stand out.  Some guidelines… I admit that I was not a fan…

Juan Francisco: Cut the Cord?

Toward the end of spring training, I was without internet because of a move to the boonies and most satellite internet costs too damn much for too shitty service.  Ultimately, we decided on Verizon who offers internet via their cell towers.  It’s pretty good and cheaper than Hughes. To keep up with the Braves, I’d take my wife’s laptop to wifi locations or use my phone.  Using my cheapass phone, I accessed the AJC’s section…

Random Prospect of the Day: Braeden Schlehuber

(Introduction…I randomly generated a number from the current 117 Atlanta Braves minor leaguers who have an at-bat this year.  Hope to make this a weekly article or something close to it.) Meet Braeden Schlehuber.  He kind of looks like a psycho.  No, really, he’s cool.  I want to say that because, yes, I am kind of scared.  Schlehuber was born in Bountiful, Utah on January 7th, 1988.  A right-handed hitting catcher, Schlehuber was drafted in…

Who is Jason Heyward?

Last night, the Braves defeated the Blue Jays 4-3 with a big assist from their right fielder, Jason Heyward.  After a walk by the suddenly super-patient Dan Uggla in the sixth, Heyward doubled him home to tie the game at two-all.  He would advance to third on a flyout, which became big as rookie Chad Beck was called for a balk that put the Braves up 3-2.  The Jays tied it 3-3 and in the…

Andrelton Simmons’s Growth (i.e. My First Real Post)

I was a big proponent of letting Tyler Pastornicky work through any troubles he may have and just sticking with him.  After all, I reasoned his defense can’t be that bad.  Well, I was wrong.  His defense was atrocious and that, probably more than even his hitting, got him demoted toward the end of May.  Pastornicky carried a -1.1 fWAR into his demotion and again, the hitting certainly hurt, but his defense dragged it that…