Braves Trade for Javier Vazquez

Well The Braves have officially traded for Vazquez in a 6 player deal. The deal is reported Vazquez and pitcher Boone Logan for Brent Lillibridge, Tyler Flowers, third baseman Jon Gilmore, and pitcher Santos Rodriguez.

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I’m a little concerned about the trade though. JV is a great pitcher and has been among the leaders in K’s and innings, He is not more than a 3rd starter and will be used as a 4th starter here. Do I want him? YES!! He’s a great addition to our pitching staff. We just gave up a lot in Flowers. If Flowers was excluded in the deal and so was Boone Logan, this would have been a fair deal for both sides.
I did not expect us to use Flowers, but his value is so high right now that we could have gotten so much more back. 
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Now I would have been a lot better if Dye was included. That would have made the deal great while filling in two holes with a trade. Hopefully we can still get him.
Lillibridge has great potential, but he just needs to learn how to hit! His fielding is great though. Boone has been SO inconsistent with the Sox also, so we aren’t getting much but another arm for the bullpen. I hope to learn more about the deal when Wren talks about it. hopefully we are getting someone else or we aren’t giving up as much.
My overall ranking for this trade as of now: 7 out of 10 stars.

If I were Towers right now, I might have had a heart attack. Flowers was someone he really wanted, and now he is out of here. It probably means that he needs to make a deal soon so we won’t trade anyone else he had his eyes on. Hopefully he caves in a couple of days. And other Braves fans, don’t get nervous that we are gonna empty our farm system. As of now, we barely touched it. Even the Peavy trade won’t hurt it. I am going to guess as of now if Kotchman gets injured, Prado will move to 1st and Infante or Kelly will move to 2nd. We lost both Thorman and Flowers as possible 1st base candidates.

Keep the moves coming Wren! We want Peavy or Burnett next!

-Darion   

2 comments

  1. Grant McAuley

    Apparently it’s a done deal. Brent Lillibridge is in there, conflicting reports between ESPN and Fox as to whether Jo-Jo Reyes is in there. There’s also another unnamed third player, at least.

  2. Los

    I would much rather have Burnett than Peavy just because of the cost. We should not trade Yunel Escobar. He is going to be a great shortstop, and he is alread really good. Sign Burnett and get another second tier starter for a short term deal, to fill out the rotation until Hudson is back, and Hanson or/and campillo or/and morton are ready. That gives us a great rotation, and also a good lineup and D. We could be really really good in 2010. Also i think we would have had to include another person(s) along with Flowers to get Dye too
    Los, http://lcbraves.mlblogs.com

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