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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On Julio Teheran’s Option

While most of the players I go over in the Exit Interview series don’t really deserve an entire article on their future, a guy like Julio Teheran will get one because it deserves more than a simple thumbs up or down. The Braves carry a team option on Teheran for the 2020 season worth $12 million, an increase of one million over his 2019 salary and $4 million more than he earned just two years…

Braves 2019 Exit Interviews: A-C

Well, might as well move on, right? Or at least try to. Today, I hope to start a series that will continue that will look at the 40-man roster and potentially a few other players. We’ll look at their 2019 season, their contract/service time situation, and take a look at 2020. Let’s do this alphabetically and give exit interviews to six players whose last name begins with either an A, B, or C. Of note,…

That…Was Brutal

This one is going to hurt for a while. For the tenth consecutive time – with three different managers, three different general managers, current Hall-of-Famers, potential Hall-of-Famers, and everything in between (and, oh, John Coppolella) – the Braves have lost a playoff series. It ties the record set by the Chicago Cubs. At least the Cubs didn’t have it all happen in a condensed manner of less than two decades. They spaced it out over…

NY Post’s Phil Mushnick doing his part to ruin sports journalism

Oh, boy. Not only was his article not timely – the Braves won Game 2 of the NLDS before his piece of trash was pushed out – but Phil Mushnick’s “Braves’ Ronald Acuna is doing his part in ruining baseball” article that published Saturday afternoon from the New York Post is just another example why outlets like the New York Post is considered more a tabloid home than one for news coverage. Mushnick, when he’s…

Another Playoff Series, Another Game One Loss for Braves

The Atlanta Braves couldn’t overcome a superstar not running hard out of the box on a deep fly to right field, a veteran outfielder not getting a ball in quick enough to keep a runner at second, a bullpen incapable of getting outs when desperately needed, and a manager who was both overly aggressive and far too passive at different times in the game. In the end, the first issue became the scapegoat. The other issues…

The Funny Thing About Flowers

Here’s a fun fact to get us started. Since the start of 2018, how many catchers have a better fWAR than Tyler Flowers? Let’s set the minimum at 500 PA. Got your guesses in? Is it five? Ten? Maybe even more than ten? … …pause for suspense… … It’s two. Not two hundred, but just two. Congratulations to J.T. Realmuto and Yasmani Grandal. The list has probably the two best catchers in baseball and then Flowers sitting…

The Top 50 Braves of All-Time (1/10)

The Atlanta Braves can trace their lineage well into the 1800s. That’s a long time to build an excellent collection of talent. Over the next few weeks, I plan on releasing my choices for the Top 50 Braves of all time. I want to thank previous writers of this blog who helped me build the criteria to make this list. What is the criteria? I start with a player’s WAR from both Fangraphs and Baseball-Reference. I…