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The first trade of the hot stove season! It was announced today that the Cleveland Indians have acquired right-handed veteran sinkerballer Derek Lowe from the Atlanta Braves. The Braves will cover $10M of the $15 million on Lowe’s 2012 contract.
This move represents salary relief for the Braves and an excellent buy-low for the Indians. Lowe’s time in Atlanta wasn’t exactly filled with great memories (our own Joe Lucia reacted with a "glory, glory hallejulah"). Then again, Lowe’s extreme ground ball rates have not regressed much and he has posted xFIPs of 3.54 and 3.56 over the last two seasons. He also fell victim to a .327 BABIP last season. That rise in BABIP came with very little change in his batted ball data.
Lowe is 38 years old and will turn 39 on June 1st of 2012, so it’s very unlikely that his stuff simply gets better. He’s also moving from the NL to the AL, which is always seems to affect pitchers in a negative way. That being said, he could certainly turn his...
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According to ESPN, the Braves have sent Derek Lowe to Cleveland for pitching prospect Chris Jones. The Braves will pay about $10 million of the $15 million that Lowe is owed in 2012. After going 9-17 in 2011, it’s a move the Braves had to...
Derek Lowe has been traded to the Cleveland Indians in a deal where the Atlanta Braves get rid of arguably their most overpaid player. In return, the Braves received minor leaguer Chris Jones. In addition to Lowe, the Indians got $10 million toward the $15 million Lowe is due next season.
The Indians are obviously hoping Lowe can bounce back. The former ace for both the Boston Red...
Happy Halloween, Braves fans!
Only instead of trick-or-treat, the Atlanta Braves gave its fans all treats.
With a wealth of young arms and a shortage of dependable bats, the Braves made a pair of moves about 90 minutes apart Monday afternoon that should amount to a major step forward.
At around noon, the Braves announced they were picking up the option on veteran Eric Hinske,...
The Braves traded Derek Lowe to the Indians yesterday for minor league pitcher. The Braves will pay Lowe $10 million of the $15 million he is owed in 2012.This is bad news for the Phils. The drunk-driving home-wrecker was 1-4 with a 5.14 ERA against the Fightins last year. He would have been a great asset for the Phillies by pitching for the Braves next season. Instead, he'll...
Three days before the opening of the free-agent market, the Cleveland Indians acquired pitcher Derek Lowe from the Atlanta Braves for minor league left-hander Chris Jones on Monday in the first significant trade of the offseason.
According to sources close to John Kreger the Atlanta braves have traded right handed pitcher Derek Lowe to the Cleveland Indians.
Buster Olney of ESPN adds that the Braves will “absorb” all but $5 million of Lowe's contract. Jon Heyman of Sports Illustrated adds that the Braves will also receive a Minor League pitcher.
Back in July, we learned that the Braves had interest...
A person familiar with the trade says the Cleveland Indians have acquired pitcher Derek Lowe from the Atlanta Braves for a minor league pitcher. Lowe, who has 166 career wins, was acquired Monday for left-hander Chris Jones, said the person who spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because the deal is not finalized.
Teams looking to take a chance on a center fielder now can ponder the Grady Sizemore option.
The Cleveland Indians pondered and decided Sizemore was not worth keeping at 9 million. The oft-injured center fielder has played just 210 games the past three seasons, so the Indians declined to pick up Sizemores option. That means the one-time Sports Illustrated cover boy is on the open...
With the Indians having already addressed their fifth starter spot in a quick, smart trade for veteran Derek Lowe, the focus will now shift to the badly needed right-handed bat. Letting CF Grady Sizemore walk into free agency frees up a $9 million hole in the payroll if you believe the Indians will indeed spend that. I do.
GM Chris Antonetti has already added $5 million extra that...
The Braves have traded Derek Lowe to the Indians, sources tell ESPN The Magazine's Buster Olney.