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Derek Lowe traded to Indians

Posted on: October 31, 2011 12:46 pm
Edited on: October 31, 2011 3:04 pm
 
By Matt Snyder

Starting pitcher Derek Lowe has been traded by the Braves to the Indians, the Braves announced Monday afternoon.

Lowe is set to make $15 million in 2011, but Danny Knobler of CBSSports.com has learned that the Braves will pay $10 million of that. In return, the Braves will get Chris Jones, a 23-year-old left-handed pitcher. Jones was 7-1 with a 3.36 ERA, 1.31 WHIP and 66 strikeouts in 72 1/3 innings for High-A Kinston this past season.

According to Kevin Goldstein of Baseball Prospectus, Jones has average velocity but a "good breaking ball and tons of deception." Goldstein further says that left-handers "can't touch" Jones and he's a possible left-handed specialist out of the bullpen.

Lowe, 38, was 9-17 with a 5.05 ERA and 1.51 WHIP in 187 innings. He's a two-time All-Star, but hasn't been really good for a full season since 2008 with the Dodgers. He has been good in stretches for the Braves, most notably September of 2010, when he was 5-0 with a 1.17 ERA.

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Comments

Since: Mar 10, 2010
Posted on: October 31, 2011 1:20 pm
 

Derek Lowe traded to Indians

15 mil a year for Derek Lowe yikes . ATL  pays 10 million for him just to go away . Baseball is rich 



Since: May 17, 2007
Posted on: October 31, 2011 1:19 pm
 

Derek Lowe traded to Indians

W-L record for starters is usually a pointless statistic, but how does the guy lose 17 games for a team that should have made the post-season?




Since: Jun 15, 2007
Posted on: October 31, 2011 1:11 pm
 

Derek Lowe traded to Indians

So who did the Tribe give up?



Since: Aug 20, 2006
Posted on: October 31, 2011 1:10 pm
 

Derek Lowe traded to Indians

Poor move Indians as $5,000,000 for an old fart who can`t last 5 innings is not good. He cost the Braves a playoff spot and will get hit hard in the AL.   



Since: Aug 2, 2007
Posted on: October 31, 2011 1:08 pm
 

Derek Lowe traded to Indians

I think this is a great trade for both teams , The Brave will have to eat some of DLOS salary and the Indians get a Veteran to be their 3RD or 4TH SP at worst. Minor will steo into the Braves Rotation and do well the kid is going to be great.



Since: Aug 23, 2006
Posted on: October 31, 2011 1:03 pm
 

Derek Lowe traded to Indians

Thanks for opening up a much-deserved spot for Mike Minor.



Since: Jan 2, 2011
Posted on: October 31, 2011 1:02 pm
 

Derek Lowe traded to Indians

Extra salary room... I'm glad we ditched one very expensive middle relief pitcher, even if we do end up picking up a chunk of his salary.



Since: Jun 14, 2009
Posted on: October 31, 2011 12:59 pm
 

Derek Lowe traded to Indians

Ummm.....why?


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