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

Evan Gattis: The Book Is Out

The story The tale The legend of Evan Gattis is easily available.  The conquering of the personal demons that derailed his career followed up with video game numbers that he put up in the minors last year and a dash of a Venezualan Winter League run that gave him a catchy name…when you tell your children that you can do anything you set your mind to, Evan Gattis is the example.  Add in all of…

On the Road Again

After a very successful home-stand, Atlanta hits the road today for a six game road trip with stops in Philadelphia and Washington D.C.  It’s a chance to bury the Phillies and Nationals a little more.  As if a 11.5 game lead wasn’t enough. However, are the Braves snake-bit on the road?  Is this a problem or an odd in-season anomaly? Atlanta got off to a good start away from Turner Field, winning seven straight with…

What Does a Potential B.J. Return Mean?

As the Braves were once again batting around in an inning for the third consecutive night, the Gwinnett Braves fell 2-1 to the Charlotte Knights.  Not only did they waste a great start from Cody Martin, the G-Braves lost in the first game of B.J. Upton‘s rehab assignment.  It’s not that the G-Braves faced some buzzsaw.  Nick McCully is hardly a big prospect.  Yet, Upton went 0 for 3 with a strikeout, a common sight…

Post-Deadline Pre-Other Deadline Thoughts

Ah, great.  July 31st has come and gone and we can stop this thinking about trades.  Well, no, not so much.  Instead, it’s August and we get the often-confused, rarely understood Waiver Trades.  For the final two months, trades can be completed but only if players go through waivers and every team in baseball says “this guy is overpaid/sucky/ugly” and declines to claim the player.  It’s a ridiculous way to make things more complicated than…

Wren E-Mails Rizzo

Here at Walk-Off Walk, we have obtained these e-mail records from about 2:30 this afternoon as the Nationals were in the midst of falling behind 10-1 to the Tigers. From: Frank Wren Subject: Got a question about a player’s availability Listen, I know this season hasn’t gone the way you guys wanted.  I really admire how much you have tried, but it’s time to accept facts. With that mind, we could use a starter in…

Twitter Feed: July 31

Last day before the non-waiver deadline.  Even if Atlanta doesn’t make a move today, I would be pretty surprised if a deal isn’t made in August, even if it comes on the 31st. -Forgot to mention that Reed Johnson hit the DL yesterday.  The Braves announced the promotion of Todd Cunningham.  Before the callup, Cunningham was slashing his way to a .279/.357/.352 clip with a 101 RC+.  He did produce slightly better the previous season…

Did the Braves Miss Out on Peavy?

To start off, I will immediately point out that it is impossible to know what teams were interested in Jake Peavy.  While the Braves may have been one and other teams like the A’s, Cardinals, and Diamondbacks have been suggested as suitors for the right-hander, you must take rumors with a massive grain of salt this time of year.  How much interest any of the aforementioned teams or any other teams for that matter had…