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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Howdy Scott! See ya Cory!

In the offseason, the Braves plucked Jordan Walden from the bullpen of the Los Angeles Angels in the Outfield from Anaheim Mighty Ducks.  Being that Walden has worked out so well, the Braves tried their luck again and today acquired Scott Downs from the Angels for minor league pitcher Cory Rasmus.  When a player is acquired, I do a Howdy column.  When a player leaves, I do a See ya column.  When it happens at…

Twitter Feed: July 29

-Yesterday was fun even before the game began.  There were reports that Jake Peavy had packed up things and a trade was imminent.  Soon after that, the Braves and A’s were the teams most likely to bring Peavy on board.  That was followed by tweets ESPN’s Jim Bowden and FOX’s Ken Rosenthal that the Braves weren’t in on anything.  According to what people think the White Sox are offering for Peavy, a package equal to…

Homegrown

Tonight, Brandon Beachy makes his first start for the Atlanta Braves this season.  His arrival is significant for a few reasons.  Notably, the Braves could use a shot in the arm to add to the duo of Mike Minor and Julio Teheran, who have pitched like the class of the Braves.  The Braves could be in for a major lift if Beachy’s next two month resemble his first two months last season (13 starts, 2.00…

#killthewin

MLB Network’s Brian Kenny has been pushing a new movement through his access to both MLB Now and MLB Tonight to kill the win statistic for pitchers.  The idea is not new, though a mainstream media source has often ignored it, showing win-loss records because it’s easy.  How much the network really values what Kenny says is debatable.  What’s not is that more and more people are getting it.  Even Chipper Jones recently tweeted to…

Random Prospect of the Day: William Beckwith

Busy week for the major league squad, but it’s time once again to get to know a random prospect from the system.  Today, we have a first baseman with power, but considerable questions if he is mature enough to take advantage of his opportunities. He’s that guy on the left.  The guy on the right, he might be a good prospect, too.  Just still wondering if they should have taken Todd Van Poppel instead. Born…

Mike Minor: Ace?

Lost in all of the talk about trading for a front-of-the-rotation type…lost in all of the talk about last year’s infield fly rule call that was truly embarrassing…lost in all of the ridiculous talk about the new Waffle House at Turner Field… Mike Minor out-pitched Adam Wainwright and shut down the most talked about offense in the game.  Let’s be honest, how sick were you to keep hearing about the Cardinals’ average with runners in…

Twitter Feed: July 27

Happy Saturday all. -Jim Bowden mentions that Kyle Lohse has been hot of late and should he be a trade target for the Braves?  The Brewers right-hander notably struggled to find a deal in the offseason after the Cardinals gave him qualifying offer.  He received 3 years, $33M right before the season from Milwaukee and they would need his permission to deal him this soon after signing a contract.  Doubt the Braves are interested in…