Found July 31, 2012 on
The Outside Corner:
Start waving the green flag on the Cubs fire sale. In addition to trading Geovany Soto to the Rangers, the Cubs have also dealt starting pitcher Paul Maholm and outfielder Reed Johnson to the Braves in exchange for pitching prospects Arodys Vizcaino and Jaye Chapman.
Johnson is the fourth outfielder that the Braves have desperately needed all year. Matt Diaz (currently on the DL) and Eric Hinske have been fixtures on the Braves bench this year, and neither has performed well at all. Hinske has just a .590 OPS with only one homer in 124 plate appearances, and looks pretty much done as a player. Diaz hasn't been much better, logging a .613 OPS in 118 plate appearances, homering twice. When those are your two best options off the bench, things aren't looking good for your team. The 35-year old Johnson has a .799 OPS for the Cubs this year in 183 plate appearances, including an .890 mark against lefties. The Braves really shouldn't be platooning any of their three dyn...
BEST OF MAXIM
Paul Maholm is 5-0 with a 1.00 ERA over has past 7 starts.
One week after a trade with the Chicago Cubs for RHP Ryan Dempster fell through, Braves General Manager Frank Wren brokered another deal with the Cubs. This one held up.
The Braves have acquired left-handed starting pitcher Paul Maholm and veteran outfielder Reed Johnson from the Cubs for RHP prospect Arodys Vizcaino and...
The Braves are taking a long-term risk for a short-term gain in trading Arodys Vizcaino and Jaye Chapman for Reed Johnson and Paul Maholm. The most talented player in the deal is obviously Arodys Vizcaino, but he also comes with a ton of question marks.
Johnson and Maholm will be asked to do exactly what they did in Chicago. Johnson will be a spot starter in the outfield against...
I love his socks up. Really, really, a lot.
OF Reed Johnson will wear #11 and LHP Paul Maholm will wear #17. Maholm is expected to be here Wed. twitpic.com/adxwij
— Atlanta Braves (@Braves) July 31, 2012
Reed Johnson meets his new teammates prior to stretch & #Braves BP twitter.com/KevinMcAlpin/s…
— Kevin McAlpin (@KevinMcAlpin) July 31, 2012
Reed Johnson warms up with...
ATLANTA (AP) -- The Atlanta Braves have boosted their rotation and added a right-handed bat to their bench by acquiring left-hander Paul Maholm and outfielder Reed Johnson from the Chicago Cubs.
Braves general manager Frank Wren confirmed late Monday night the team is sending right-handed pitchers Arodys Vizcaino, a top prospect who had season-ending Tommy John surgery in April...
The Braves didn't get a game changer.
They didn't get the most dominant arm or the bat filled with the most pop and thunder.
They didn't get Zack Greinke or Hunter Pence or Ichiro or even Ryan Dempster, who was on the verge of becoming a Brave but ended up a Ranger.
Here's what happened, though.
The Braves added depth to a rotation that has been better of late...
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Left-hander Paul Maholm is settling in with the Braves, a team he says was ''landing spot No. 1 for me'' if he had to be traded from the Cubs.
The Braves acquired Maholm and outfielder Reed Johnson from Chicago for right-handers Arodys Vizcaino and Jaye Chapman on Monday night. Maholm joined the Braves Wednesday. Johnson is starting in right field in Wednesday night...
The Chicago Cubs kick-started their rebuilding effort with a pair of trades that sent catcher Geovany Soto to the Rangers and pitcher Paul Maholm and outfielder Reed Johnson to Atlanta. The Cubs received Class AA pitcher Jacob Brigham from Texas, according to multiple reports. What they received from the Braves wasn't immediately known. Soto and Johnson were seen saying goodbye...
The Atlanta Braves and Chicago Cubs have agreed on a trade that will send left-hander Paul Maholm and outfielder Reed Johnson to Atlanta, major league sources told FOXSports.com.
Maholm has been one of the best pitchers in baseball this month, with a 5-0 record and 1.00 ERA over his last seven games. Johnson, 35, is an experienced platoon outfielder in the midst of a solid season...
The Chicago Cubs announced one trade Monday night and were poised to make another, and neither involved pitcher Ryan Dempster. Before the Cubs beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 14-4 at Wrigley Field, reporters surrounded Dempster and asked him if he thought he would make Tuesday's scheduled start for Chicago. When the night ended, Dempster was still a Cub, but other players weren...
UPDATE 10:35 PM: Bill Brink reports that the Pirates weren’t the team to add Johnson.
UPDATE 10:33 PM: Rob Biertempfel reports that it is unlikely the Pirates have acquired Johnson.
UPDATE 10:31 PM: Ken Rosenthal reports that Johnson and Soto were in separate deals.
UPDATE 10:27 PM: Jon Heyman reports that Johnson has been traded, but that it’s a mystery where he’s going. Also...
Reed Johnson already had scored twice, his Cubs were romping and he was set to bat again at Wrigley Field.
Instead of heading to the plate, the outfielder was pulled for a pinch hitter and told to start packing - he was going to Atlanta.
Several contenders got a head start on the trade deadline by making deals Monday night. The Braves acquired Johnson and pitcher Paul Maholm from...
According to Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports, the Chicago Cubs have traded Reed Johnson and Geovany Soto in separate deals. The destinations are still unknown, but Rosenthal is reporting that the deals too place.
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