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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Best Braves Team Tournament: First Round (Part 1)

No baseball? Well, allow me the opportunity to do something weird. Using Out of the Park 20, I have set up a sixteen-team tournament of the best Braves teams since 1900. Why would I do this? Again, the no baseball thing. I’ll get into how the tournament has been arranged, but I want to briefly discuss what Out of the Park 20, or OOTP 20, is. It’s a text-based baseball simulator that gives you a…

TOT – The Deal That Sent Eddie Mathews Away

Transaction Of Today…February 25, 1967 – The Atlanta Braves traded a player to be named later, Eddie Mathews and Arnold Umbach to the Houston Astros for Bob Bruce and Dave Nicholson. The Atlanta Braves sent Sandy Alomar (February 25, 1967) to the Houston Astros to complete the trade. Shortly after graduating from high school, the Boston Braves dished out $6,000 to a kid, originally of Texarkana, Texas, who was playing baseball in Santa Barbara. The…

Top 2020 Middle Infield and Outfield Prospects

For the first part covering catchers and corner infielders, click here. In the second of a three-part series, I focus on middle infield prospects along with the outfield – which is far deeper than the two you keep hearing about. Oh, something I forgot to mention last time and it kind of goes into what I wanted the intro for today’s article to be about – my methodology. When I talked about the top corner…

Top 2020 Braves Catching and Corner Infielder Prospects

I used to have help with this whole prospect mess. As we look toward the 2020 season, a lot has been said about the Braves farm system which, while still very good, has seen what happens when you produce tremendous talent that graduates to the majors every season. Eventually, things start to thin out. Add in the international signing penalities courtesy of former general manager, John Coppolella, and it’s not shocking to see Atlanta fall…

Home Run Chain – Charles Thomas

Happy birthday to Charles “Chuck” Thomas who had a magical run in the summer of 2004 as he came out of nowhere to help solidify things for the Braves. The 2004 Braves came into the season believing they had one of the game’s greatest outfields. In center field, Andruw Jones would do his thing. Over in right field, J.D. Drew would be counted on to replace Gary Sheffield. Oh, and the guy in left field…

TOT – The Melk Man Arrives With Arodys

Transaction of Today…December 22, 2009 – The New York Yankees traded Melky Cabrera, Mike Dunn, Arodys Vizcaino and $500,000 to the Atlanta Braves for Boone Logan and Javier Vazquez. Our story really starts on December 4 of the previous year. That’s when the Atlanta Braves packaged a quartet of players, including Tyler Flowers and Brent Lillibridge, in a deal to get Javy Vazquez and Boone Logan from the White Sox. Even though he was included…

Farewell, Colombian Jesus: Teheran Goes West

Some say he was underrated and underappreciated. That Braves fans never seemed to understand what a benefit it was to have him in the rotation every fifth day. To an extent, they are right. But now that Julio Teheran has officially moved on, it’s time to take a look back at his run with the Braves from the highs to the lows. For fans of the former righty, who earned the moniker “Colombian Jesus” on…