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Braves Improve Bench by Acquiring Jack Wilson

Written by Joe Lucia on .

On the heels of this afternoon's Matt Diaz trade, the Braves were still looking for a middle infielder to replace the terrible Julio Lugo on the bench. Well, they've found that guy with Jack Wilson of the Mariners. Wilson is currently on the DL with a bruised heel, but should be ready to come off in the next couple of days.

Now, what's the benefit for bringing in a guy like Wilson instead of sticking with Lugo? Wilson is a bad hitter, but nowhere near as terrible as the anemic Lugo. The real benefit for bringing in Wilson is his defense: he is EXCELLENT with the glove at both short and second. If the team feels the need to get Alex Gonzalez out of the game, they can go with Wilson and not lose anything on defense, while remaining consistent (well, consistent on a low level) with the bat. When the team needed to give Gonzalez rest or whatever, they'd go with Lugo, who can't hit or field at this point in his career. Wilson at least brings something to the table, while Lugo takes everything off the table.

The bench is looking pretty solid right now, with Hinske, Ross, Conrad, Wilson, and either Diaz or Constanza, assuming the team only goes five deep in the playoffs. That's a bench that can compete with some of the best in the league, and it'll give the Braves a distinct advantage in October. 
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On the heels of this afternoon's Matt Diaz trade, the Braves were still looking for a middle infielder to replace the terrible http://congtysangoviet.com/san-pham/bang-gia-san-go-inovar-hien-nay Julio Lugo on the bench. Well, they've found that guy with Jack Wilson of the Mariners. Wilson is currently on the DL with a bruised heel, but should be ready to come off in the next couple of days.


Now, what's the benefit for bringing in a guy like Wilson instead of sticking with Lugo? Wilson is a bad hitter, but nowhere near as terrible as the anemic Lugo. The real benefit for bringing in Wilson is his defense: he is EXCELLENT with the glove at both short and second. If the team feels the need to get Alex Gonzalez out of the game, they can go with Wilson and not lose anything on defense, while https://goo.gl/JTURp6 remaining consistent (well, consistent on a low level) with the bat. When the team needed to give Gonzalez rest or whatever, they'd go with Lugo, who can't hit or field at this point in his career. Wilson at least brings something to the table, while Lugo takes everything off the table.


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