Dec 7, 2011; Dallas, TX, USA; New York Yankees manager Joe Girardi answers question for a press conference during the MLB winter meetings at Hilton Anatole. Mandatory Credit: Matthew Emmons-USA TODAY Sports

Atlanta Braves Stay Quiet While Others Are On The Move


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Tuesday felt like a whirl wind of activity in the baseball world.  Trades were flying all over Twitter as it was difficult to stay up to date with all the action.  The Atlanta Braves fans though saw nothing happen.

This of course discouraged some that thought the Braves should be making moves to better the team or just to stay afloat with these other teams.

The salaries that are being thrown to some of these guys, it’s no wonder they are moving to new cities.  The talks to get these moves happening must have began at the GM Meetings that occurred last month.

The Winter Meetings haven’t even started yet but many moves have already happened.  If you missed anything, below is a break down of the day.  If I missed anything (I may have, lots happened) or anything else happens throughout the night, feel free to add to the comments.

 

- The Yankees sign Kelly Johnson

- The Yankees have agreed to sign Jacoby Ellsbury for $153MM over seven years

- Phillies acquired right-handed pitcher Brad Lincoln from the Blue Jays in exchange for catcher Erik Kratz and left-hander Rob Rasmussen

- Athletics acquire OF Craig Gentry and P Josh Lindblom from the Rangers for OF Michael Choice and 2B Chris Bostick

- Yankees sign Brian McCann five-year, $85MM

- Marlins agreed to a three-year, $21MM contract with catcher Jarrod Saltalamacchia

- The Phillies signed catcher Wil Nieves

- Tampa Bay acquired catcher Ryan Hanigan from the Reds and Heath Bell from the Diamondbacks. The Reds will receive left-handed pitching prospect David Holmberg from the Diamondbacks. Arizona was able to shed all but $500K of Bell’s salary and will receive minor league righty Justin Choate as well as a player to be named later or cash from the Rays

- The Rockies traded outfielder Dexter Fowler and a player to be named later to the Astros in exchange for right-hander Jordan Lyles and outfielder Brandon Barnes

- The Athletics traded outfielder Seth Smith to the Padres in exchange for right-hander Luke Gregerson

- The Tigers agreed with Joe Nathan on a two-year deal for $20MM range

- Twins signed pitcher Ricky Nolasco to a four-year, $49MM contract.

- The Red Sox agreed with catcher A.J. Pierzynski on a one year $8.25MM contact

- The Twins agreed with Phil Hughes to a three-year, $24MM deal

Scott Kazmir signed a two year deal worth $22MM with the Athletics

- The Tigers traded Doug Fister to the Nationals in exchange for pitching prospect Robbie Ray, utility infielder Steve Lombardozzi, and southpaw reliever Ian Krol

- Athletics acquired closer Jim Johnson from the Orioles in exchange for second baseman Jemile Weeks

- The Rays reached a two-year, $4.5MM agreement with catcher Jose Molina

- The Padres agreed to one-year deals with left-handed pitcher Eric Stults and righty Tim Stauffer

- Giants signed Tim Lincecum to 2 years $35MM

- Royals signed Jason Vargas with a 4 years, $32MM contract

- Giants added Tim Hudson with a 2 years, $23MM deal

James Shields signed with the Royals for 1 year $13.5MM option

- Red Sox resigned Jon Lester to a 1 year $13MM option

- The Pirates signed Wandy Rodriguez with a 1 year $13MM player option

- The Giants resigned Ryan Vogelsong with a 1 year $5MM contract

- Dodgers added Dan Haren with a 1 year $10MM contract

- Rockies resigned Jorge de la Rosa with a 1 year $11MM deal

Josh Johnson was added to the Padres with a 1 year $8MM deal

 

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  • Matthew Jones

    After reading Carp’s list of pitchers that are on the free agent market, I’m not exactly sad about the fact that the Braves have stayed pat right now. Granted, I would have liked to see something happen, but sometimes the true deals that work out best for us come later in the offseason.

    Also, I don’t really want to see a reaction move just for a move’s sake. What you get in those moves are like Derek Lowe. :

    • http://tomahawktake.com/ carpengui

      Well, the sad part is looking at the list of already signed free agent pitchers and knowing that the best are already gone. But yes – the Spectre of Derek Lowe may be upon us if we don’t watch out (and this time ’round, I fear that his name is ‘Jeff Samardzija’).

    • Jeff Schafer

      Well said…No reaction moves

      I think Colon or Lackey could be a good fit though for the Braves

      • Benjamin Chase

        I wouldn’t mind Colon on a one-year deal, but I’m seeing more of a possibility of pursuing a few guys on the cheap for one year.

  • rick staley

    Kyle Lohse @ almost the same cost of Tim Hudson minus the recovery and a couple of yrs. younger. Just do it already Frank. 2 yrs. of Lohse =$22 million value vs. the Twins acquisitions of Nolasco & Hughes. He’s a proven savy veteran who beat us in the playoffs 14 mos. ago.