August 31, 2011 at 9:55 pm by Capitol Avenue Club under Atlanta Braves
Acquired SS Jack Wilson from the Seattle Mariners for a player to be named later.
If you thought the Matt Diaz post was lazy, you’re in for something special.
Jack Wilson is hitting .249/.283/.295. Sub-.250, no power, never walks. That’s fine, because he’s a few years removed from being the best defensive SS in the game and is still an above-average fielding SS. AKA, he does *something*. The guy he’s replacing–Julio Lugo–brings nothing to the table. This is a definite upgrade. Again, if the PTBNL isn’t a prospect this is a good deal.
The Braves will likely take a David Ross, Jack Wilson, Brooks Conrad, Eric Hinske, Matt Diaz, and Jose Constanza bench into the postseason. I could definitely get behind that. Frank Wren had a really, really good day.