Jack Wilson –> Atlanta Braves for a PTBNL

marc w · August 31, 2011 at 9:52 pm · Filed Under Mariners 

Nothing much to say about this deal - the Braves needed a back-up shortstop/late-game defensive replacement for their playoff run, and the M’s needed to stop paying Jack Wilson so much money. A great trade is one that helps both parties, and if you set the bar for ‘help’ low enough, this afterthought of a move might qualify.

Because it happened today, the Braves could add Wilson to their playoff roster, which would be basically OK for them, and unbelievably awesome for Jack Wilson.

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12 Responses to “Jack Wilson –> Atlanta Braves for a PTBNL”

  1. Mike Snow on August 31st, 2011 10:27 pm

    The Associated Press reports that the Braves also received cash in the deal, meaning that the Mariners don’t actually get to stop paying Jack Wilson so much money. It’s also the only reason they could possibly get anybody in exchange, middling though that player will undoubtedly be.

  2. OSK on August 31st, 2011 10:35 pm

    Weren’t the Mariners basically paying to free up a spot on the 40 man roster?

  3. greentunic on August 31st, 2011 10:49 pm

    By saying the Braves recieved cash, wouldn’t that be AFTER they take Wilson’s salary for the rest of the year?

    I mean when you trade Vernon Wells to the Angels, it doesn’t say the Angels paid cash to the Blue Jays. We just all know that the player’s salary is now the responsibility of the new team.

    I think the “Mariners sending cash” just means that we’re picking up part of his salary.

    Does anyone know how the vernacular works in situations like this, or better yet, know the details of this situation?

  4. G-Man on August 31st, 2011 11:02 pm

    By saying the Braves recieved cash, wouldn’t that be AFTER they take Wilson’s salary for the rest of the year?

    The Braves pay Wilson hereafter. The M’s sent them cash to cover some (or all) of that.

    The acquiring team automatically pays the player after the trade.

  5. greentunic on August 31st, 2011 11:07 pm

    Well put. So the Mariners do get out of some of his salary, unless the cash covers all of it, which we will not know.

  6. Iowa Ms Fan on September 1st, 2011 6:11 am

    This benefits the Ms by allowing them to bring Kelley or Gimenez back onto the 40 man roster. Whatever we get back for Wilson will just be a bonus anyway.

  7. lubin_cuban23 on September 1st, 2011 6:14 am

    Jack Z getting an extension is more worthy of a post than this….

  8. Paul B on September 1st, 2011 7:00 am

    Jack Z getting an extension is more worthy of a post than this….

    Jack Wilson’s mom says Hi!

    In August, Jack Wilson’s had a .357 OBA. Of course, his BABIP was .433, but hey, maybe he’ll stay hot and get into a post season game and do good.

    I might actually watch the Braves in the playoffs, just to see if he gets to play.

  9. G-Man on September 1st, 2011 7:30 am

    Jack Z getting an extension is more worthy of a post than this….

    It has one now.

    This benefits the Ms by allowing them to bring Kelley or Gimenez back onto the 40 man roster.

    Ah, good point. I bet it will be Kelley or some other pitcher who gets the spot. They can use another arm, with Pineda being shut down soon and Furbush pitching like Luke French.

  10. Dave Spiwak on September 1st, 2011 8:07 am

    I thought Wilson was on the DL and that you couldn’t trade players on the DL????

  11. Paul B on September 1st, 2011 8:31 am

    Yes, you can trade players on the DL.

    It just doesn’t happen often, which is why so many people think that you can’t do it.

  12. greentunic on September 1st, 2011 9:16 pm

    Plus, you can’t do it in video games.

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