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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Gwinnett Stripers 2018 Preview

Triple-A. I’ve nearly made it to the big time. After crushing it with Rome, Florida, and Mississippi, I’ve joined Gwinnett to preview this final roster. It’s kind of exciting. Unlike the other three squads, Gwinnett didn’t play yesterday. Their first game as the “Stripers” happens this evening at 7:05 in Norfolk. Go ahead and get your stripper jokes out of your system and let’s take a look at the roster. Pitchers: Kolby Allard, Jesse Biddle,…

Mississippi Braves 2018 Roster Analysis

Yesterday, I looked at the Rome Braves and Florida Fire Frogs rosters. Both Rome and Florida followed by winning their season openers. I feel as if I must have played some small part in that. Management might be rushing me up the ladder before I’m ready, but here we are in Mississippi ready to look at their roster. Mississippi played without my expert review yesterday, defeating the Tennessee Smokies. Pitchers: Corbin Clouse, Max Fried, Josh…

Florida Fire Frogs 2018 Roster Analysis

Earlier this afternoon, I looked at the opening day roster for the Rome Braves. I did well with that and was promoted up a level. Let’s focus on Year 2 of the Florida Fire Frogs. Even more so than the Rome roster, Florida’s collection of players is a direct result of a more restrained approach by the Alex Anthopoulos regime with players. Remember than Kolby Allard and Mike Soroka skipped Florida last year? None of…

Rome Braves 2018 Roster Analysis

We are finally – FINALLY! – getting some minor league rosters today. It is opening day for the minor leagues after all. While we already know where a number of bigger prospects will start the year, it’s good to see the entire roster for once. Here’s a quick look at the Rome Braves’ roster. Pitchers: Tanner Allison, Jake Belinda, Walter Borkovich, Thomas Burrows, Jasseel De La Cruz, Odalvi Javier, Kyle Muller, Alan Rangel, Kelvin Rodriguez, Freddy…

Statcasting: Shane Carle vs. the Nats

Over the first four games of his major league career, Shane Carle had given up eight hits, four runs, a homer, and struck out six batters over six innings. Before that, he was known in the minor leagues for good control, but a propensity for allowing homers in bunches along with lacking an out pitch. But there he was – entering with one out and the bases loaded on Tuesday night. Julio Teheran had retired…

Transaction Tuesday: Lots of Early Season Movement

Welcome to this week’s Transaction Tuesday. If you’re new to the site, every week I try to gobble up every move the Braves make – big or small – and spit out some analysis to bring these moves into context. Sometimes, it’s complete crap, but I try to bring some facts to the table, darn it. This week, a few more players were cut from the system while a host of players went to the…

TOT: The Trevor Cahill Trade(s)

Transaction of Today – April 2, 2015…The Arizona Diamondbacks traded Trevor Cahill and cash ($6.5 million) to the Atlanta Braves for Josh Elander. When the Atlanta Braves acquired Cahill right before the 2015 season, it was with the idea that he would bring depth to a rotation that also, sadly enough, included Eric Stults. However, this trade’s real value came in a separate, but connected trade. We wouldn’t know about that until a couple of days…