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"


4 years 2 days ago

derek Lowe also hit his FIRST career homer in the game

Matt Talbert
4 years 2 days 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
4 years 2 days ago

Hell he’s an upgrade over a-gone

coolstorybro222
4 years 2 days ago

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

Tyler Jedrzejak
4 years 2 days ago

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

craigkimbrelfan
4 years 2 days 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 2 days ago

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

Jbraves
4 years 1 day ago

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

unbiasedhomer
4 years 2 days 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 2 days ago

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

Jeff
4 years 1 day ago

Conrad won’t even be on the roster.

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

(I do sniff at last part)

triguous
4 years 2 days ago

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

Baseballfan83
4 years 2 days 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 1 day ago

The Braves were asking about him before the extension.

tomymogo
4 years 2 days ago

best bench in baseball

4 years 2 days ago

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

4 years 2 days ago

How’s the weather in Philly today?