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,'s Buster Olney writes (on Twitter).

17 Responses to Braves Notes: Carroll, Wilson, Diaz Leave a Reply

  1. derek Lowe also hit his FIRST career homer in the game

  2. Matt Talbert 4 years 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.  

    • Texasbravofan 4 years ago

      Hell he’s an upgrade over a-gone

      • coolstorybro222 4 years ago

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

        • Tyler Jedrzejak 4 years ago

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

          • craigkimbrelfan 4 years 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 4 years ago

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

          • Texasbravofan 4 years ago

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

        • unbiasedhomer 4 years 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 4 years ago

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

      • Jeff 4 years ago

        Conrad won’t even be on the roster.

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

        (I do sniff at last part)

  3. triguous 4 years ago

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

    • Baseballfan83 4 years 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 4 years ago

        The Braves were asking about him before the extension.

  4. tomymogo 4 years ago

    best bench in baseball

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

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