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Braves acquire Jack Wilson

Posted on: August 31, 2011 10:00 pm
 
By Matt Snyder

Reports earlier Wednesday indicated that Braves general manager Frank Wren wanted to bolster his middle infield depth, and it came to fruition Wednesday night, as the Braves have acquired Jack Wilson from the Mariners for a player to be named later. The deal was announced via a press release.

Wilson, 33, is currently on the disabled list with a bruised left heel. He's eligible to return to action this Friday and will be eligible to be on the Braves' postseason roster, assuming they hold on to that NL Wild Card -- and it looks very probable at this point.

Wilson's not much of a hitter anymore, as evidenced by his .249/.283/.295 triple slash line, but he can flash the leather at either second or short and he's even appeared in one game at third this season for the Mariners. He'll simply be a backup for the Braves, but the move gets him into a pennant race in September for the first time in his career.

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Since: Dec 2, 2011
Posted on: December 20, 2011 10:39 pm
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Since: May 4, 2008
Posted on: September 1, 2011 11:54 am
 

Braves acquire Jack Wilson

I was making fun of the Braves crippled old below averages infield Mr FacePalm



Since: Nov 6, 2007
Posted on: September 1, 2011 11:02 am
 

Braves acquire Jack Wilson

Usually when a guy is traded for a player to be named later, the team receiving the player to be named later gets to pick one guy from a list of guys, usually a pool of 3-5 players. There is usually a date by which they have to pick, typically a few weeks or even months. That allows the team to go out and scout those players and find the best player and best  fit for their team.



Since: Apr 6, 2009
Posted on: September 1, 2011 9:40 am
 

Braves acquire Jack Wilson

And this .249 hitter is bolstering the middle infield? Gonzalez is only hitting .226 though. I find this to be an odd move but I am sure he will be a cheap trade. How do they determine a trade for a player to be named later? Do they give hime an equally valued player?

So we now have Matt Diaz and Wes Helms back , and now Wilson? Let's hope he can do better than Brooks Conrad in the post if we make it and it looks good right now.



Since: May 4, 2008
Posted on: August 31, 2011 11:12 pm
 

Braves acquire Jack Wilson

.249 is a high average for a Braves middle infielder.



Since: Sep 17, 2007
Posted on: August 31, 2011 10:23 pm
 

Braves acquire Jack Wilson

If only but for a strange, favorable twist of fate, I too could be earning $5M a year to field routine ground balls and swing the bat like a little girl at the Major League level.


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