12:32 PM EST, Mon February 18, 2019
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Not just pitchers: The Atlanta Braves have a top-10 position-group in the Minors

We know about the top-grade pitchers that the Braves have been forging down in the Minors, but don’t let them obscure the position-player talent currently stockpiled as well. There has been an unbalanced, or maybe even a “lopsided” interpretation of the prospect talent in the Atlanta Braves‘ organization. As a consequence, there’s an entire group of […] Not just pitchers: The Atlanta Braves have a top-10 position-group in the Minors - Tomahawk Take - Tomahawk Take - An Atlanta Braves Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
20 hours ago

Camp Chop: Braves hitters may be writing their own lineup card

If this ends up being the biggest controversy of the Spring, then all’s well for the Braves at Disney World. That didn’t take long.  It was only about 3 weeks ago that we got a hint to the direction that Atlanta Braves‘ manager Brian Snitker was leaning for his lineup this year.  While we and […] Camp Chop: Braves hitters may be writing their own lineup card - Tomahawk Take - Tomahawk Take - An Atlanta Braves Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Feb 16, 2019

Atlanta Braves: stalking Craig Kimbrel

Have you ever stalked someone?  I hope not, for the feeling for how we’re treating Craig Kimbrel is kind of creepy, even though it’s for all of the right reasons… hopefully. It’s getting a bit comical, but you’ve gotta feel for the guy:  about 95% of Atlanta Braves‘ fans want Craig Kimbrel, their player want […] Atlanta Braves: stalking Craig Kimbrel - Tomahawk Take - Tomahawk Take - An Atlanta Braves Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Feb 16, 2019

An overview of the 10 Atlanta Braves’ prospects making the Fangraphs’ top 100

  The most-recent prospect leaderboard is fresh out of the oven, and the Atlanta Braves have several young players included in this year’s rankings. For you Atlanta Braves fans that don’t read up on a lot of baseball in your spare time, but would like to – there is an outstanding place to do this […] An overview of the 10 Atlanta Braves’ prospects making the Fangraphs’ top 100 - Tomahawk Take - Tomahawk Take - An Atlanta Braves Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Feb 15, 2019

Atlanta Braves Morning Chop: Anthopoulos poured gas onto his own fire

As you probably know already, the Braves’ top officers sat down with writers from TheAthletic to discuss the off-season.  It didn’t go particularly well. This is a mess of their own making… and the attempted cleanup by the Atlanta Braves General Manager and its CEO did nothing to quell fan angst. We’ve already talked about […] Atlanta Braves Morning Chop: Anthopoulos poured gas onto his own fire - Tomahawk Take - Tomahawk Take - An Atlanta Braves Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Feb 14, 2019

What what was learned from The Athletic interview with Braves brass?

It is a rarity to get an hour of the front office’s time to ask anything and everything, but The Athletic’s David O’Brien and Jeff Schultz did so with the Atlanta Braves’ brass and pressed to get answers about the payroll and other things. Atlanta Braves CEO Terry McGuirk and General Manager Alex Anthopoulos discussed […] What what was learned from The Athletic interview with Braves brass? - Tomahawk Take - Tomahawk Take - An Atlanta Braves Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Feb 14, 2019

Atlanta Braves: James Shields Could be the Next Anibal Sanchez

It looks like the Atlanta Braves will not make a big splash this offseason for a starting pitcher, but maybe they can find another Anibal Sanchez. Last year the Atlanta Braves gave Anibal Sanchez a minor league deal late in the offseason and he turned out to be one of their best pitchers. He was […] Atlanta Braves: James Shields Could be the Next Anibal Sanchez - Tomahawk Take - Tomahawk Take - An Atlanta Braves Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Feb 14, 2019

Atlanta Braves: assessing the leadoff and cleanup lineup spots for 2019

Now that Acuna Jr. will be starting with the Atlanta Braves on Opening Day, who should bat leadoff and who should bat cleanup? Lets look at some data from the 2018 season to get a better idea. The Atlanta Braves have usually kept it pretty simple when it comes to the batting lineup. The quick-guy usually leads off […] Atlanta Braves: assessing the leadoff and cleanup lineup spots for 2019 - Tomahawk Take - Tomahawk Take - An Atlanta Braves Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Feb 13, 2019

The Morning Chop: Corporate Wheelings and Dealings for Liberty Media?

It’s a complicated situation, but Liberty Media might be in a position to pull off a very interesting coup. For years now – thanks an the ‘insider’ deal hatched to sell the Atlanta Braves – the team has been saddled with a below-market-value television rights contract. It was back in 2014 that this contract was […] The Morning Chop: Corporate Wheelings and Dealings for Liberty Media? - Tomahawk Take - Tomahawk Take - An Atlanta Braves Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Feb 12, 2019

Atlanta Braves: How long should the leash be for Dansby Swanson in 2019?

The Atlanta Braves shortstop has become a divisive player among the fan base. Is there a right side to the debate? It feels like the Atlanta Braves fanbase is literally split down the middle when it comes to their opinion on shortstop Dansby Swanson. Half of us feel like the Braves should move on from […] Atlanta Braves: How long should the leash be for Dansby Swanson in 2019? - Tomahawk Take - Tomahawk Take - An Atlanta Braves Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Feb 12, 2019

Atlanta Braves: Setting Realistic Expectations for 2019

With the season almost ready to begin, we try and set realistic expectations for the Atlanta Braves going into the 2019 season. As fans, I know being realistic isn’t always realistic. And that’s especially true for Atlanta Braves fans who got a taste of success in 2018. But I would caution all of you to […] Atlanta Braves: Setting Realistic Expectations for 2019 - Tomahawk Take - Tomahawk Take - An Atlanta Braves Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Feb 12, 2019

Atlanta Braves Opening Day countdown: 44, Hammer

Even with all of the elite Hall of Fame players in the history of the Atlanta Braves franchise, none holds a candle to Hank Aaron. He overcame nationwide racism to become the all-time home run king while playing for a team in Atlanta. He fought for the inclusion of African-Americans at every level of the […] Atlanta Braves Opening Day countdown: 44, Hammer - Tomahawk Take - Tomahawk Take - An Atlanta Braves Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Feb 12, 2019

Do the Atlanta Braves need a shot in the arm named Craig Kimbrel?

Earlier today, we talked about the possibility of upgrades for MLB teams… and how there are really not too many true upgrades still available.  Atlanta could use this one. We don’t know whether the Atlanta Braves even have any interest in free agent closer Craig Kimbrel. We don’t know how far apart he and the […] Do the Atlanta Braves need a shot in the arm named Craig Kimbrel? - Tomahawk Take - Tomahawk Take - An Atlanta Braves Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Feb 12, 2019

Atlanta Braves’ Morning Chop: has the off-season really been that slow?

The number of players still left in the meat market are accurate enough, but the idea that there’s multiple teams having major holes to fill isn’t exactly correct. Sure:  the Atlanta Braves haven’t exactly been heavily active in free agency… and certainly not in the trade market. We had figured that the style of Alex […] Atlanta Braves’ Morning Chop: has the off-season really been that slow? - Tomahawk Take - Tomahawk Take - An Atlanta Braves Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Feb 11, 2019

Atlanta Braves Opening Day countdown: 45, Odalis

The Atlanta Braves have had few pitchers traded away that turned into something for their new team. However, there were some that did come back to bite the team. The Atlanta Braves have been producing excellent pitching through the minor league system for many years. However, as the Braves were in the midst of their […] Atlanta Braves Opening Day countdown: 45, Odalis - Tomahawk Take - Tomahawk Take - An Atlanta Braves Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More