Braves Notes: Carroll, Wilson, Diaz

Congratulations to Chipper Jones, who hit his 450th career home run tonight. Here’s the latest on the franchise that selected the switch-hitter first overall 21 years ago… 

  • The Braves, who had interest in Jamey Carroll before acquiring Jack Wilson, could likely have acquired Carroll for a low-level prospect, according to Steve Dilbeck of the LA Times. It’s believed that the Dodgers would have covered the remainder of Carroll’s $2.3MM salary, Dilbeck writes.
  • The player to be named in the Matt Diaz trade will be a low-level prospect from an agreed-upon pool of players, according to David O’Brien of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution (on Twitter).
  • The Braves added Diaz because they’re looking ahead to a possible playoff matchup against the Phillies, ESPN.com's Buster Olney writes (on Twitter).


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17 Comments on "Braves Notes: Carroll, Wilson, Diaz"


3 years 10 months ago

derek Lowe also hit his FIRST career homer in the game

Matt Talbert
3 years 10 months ago

Great pickup Wren.  It would have been nice to get Carroll but Wilson is a slick-fielding nice backup to Gonzalez – much better than Lugo.  

Jbraves
3 years 10 months ago

Hell he’s an upgrade over a-gone

coolstorybro222
3 years 10 months ago

Hitting wise, yes. Fielding? about the same. But DANG we got Carroll too? is he eligible for the playoffs?

Tyler Jedrzejak
3 years 10 months ago

We didn’t get J. Carroll, says we had interest in him, and yeah he would have been playoff eligible. 

craigkimbrelfan
3 years 10 months ago

Wilson is younger, better. When healty, one of the best defensive SSs in the game. He was sick in Pitt. Mustve led in BBTN webgems in 09.

Isaac
3 years 10 months ago

One of the best. True but Troy Tulowitzki’s the best fielding S.S correct?

Jbraves
3 years 10 months ago

Is Troy on our team? No. So he’s not part of this equation

unbiasedhomer
3 years 10 months ago

Wilson is hitting .249, but has an OPS of .577 and an OPS+ of 65.  Gonzalez is hitting .226, but has an OPS of .597 and an OPS+ of 64.  It’s not THAT significant of an upgrade, if at all.

Baseballfan83
3 years 10 months ago

And in case of mass injury like last season it keeps Conrad out of the field 

Jeff
3 years 10 months ago

Conrad won’t even be on the roster.

Ross/Hinske/Diaz/Wilson/Heyward will be bench

(I do sniff at last part)

triguous
3 years 10 months ago

As much as I like Diaz, I would’ve preferred Francoeur, if sticking with former Braves.

Baseballfan83
3 years 10 months ago

He just re-uped for 2 years with the Royals that would have been horrible for us to get that crap contract and dumb for the Royals to sign him then trade him. 

triguous
3 years 10 months ago

The Braves were asking about him before the extension.

tomymogo
3 years 10 months ago

best bench in baseball

3 years 10 months ago

It looks the Braves will soon have more middle infielders on their bench than fans in the stands. 

3 years 10 months ago

How’s the weather in Philly today?