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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Braves Considering Stroman?

Alex Anthopoulos has already made several moves to add players from his former stops in Toronto and Los Angeles. Some have worked out like Charlie Culberson. Others haven’t – where have you gone, Scott Kazmir? He’s even added several former colleagues to his team in Atlanta, meshing trusted long-time confidants with some of Atlanta’s best holdovers from previous regimes. So, it would make sense if he targeted a former star under his watch for his…

Walk-Off Talk: Trade Deadline Boogaloo 2018

Welcome to another Walk-Off Talk where the blog gets together and provides our quite different points-of-view on a subject. Today, we’re talking trades with the non-waiver deadline just a couple of weeks away. The Braves are in position for, at worst, a run at the Wild Card but have struggled since a hot start landed them in first place in the East. With the exception of defense, there have been problems in every facet of…

Transaction Tuesday: Chad Sobotka Gets Closer

A pretty quiet week transaction-wise for the organization with only one move in the majors and three other teams showing zero transactions for the previous week. Nevertheless, we did see a couple of the Braves’ best relief prospects get a push up the ladder while a few other unpopular veterans moved down a level. Like I started last week, I’ll finish this recap by looking at a former Brave who was involved in a transaction…

2018 Midseason Top 50 Braves Prospects

It’s the All-Star Break, the recognized ending to the first half of the season. But rather than focus completely on the major league squad, let’s take a look at our 2018 Midseason Top 50 Braves Prospects. We got some graduations, some releases, and a lot of movement in our Top 50 compared to the preseason. Unlike the preseason Top 50, we won’t stretch this out into a series of articles and review each player. There’s…

Transaction Tuesday – Lane Returns, Mauricio Cut

Ah, yes, the return of my weekly recap. It’s been awhile, but let’s dive right back into your rundown of every Braves’ transaction from the fields of the Dominican Summer League to SunTrust Park. This week, a few players get their release, an old favorite is brought back, and Gwinnett welcomes the addition of two of the top hitting prospects in the system. Also, at the end, I’m going to try something a little new…

Anibal Sanchez and His New Best Friend

When the Braves added Anibal Sanchez, there wasn’t an expectation for a long-term stint with the team. He was supposed to be a fill-in piece to bridge the gap before Luiz Gohara and/or Mike Soroka were ready to contribute. That is certainly not the case anymore. After a dozen games – and eleven starts – over the season’s first half, Sanchez is giving the Braves a consistent starter in a rotation that sometimes seems to struggle…