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Braves get Lowe

http://www.ajc.com/sports/content/sports/braves/stories/2009/01/13/braves_lowe.html

Speculation is that its for 4 year/$60 mil. I'm bummed the Cards missed out on him, especially after the Mets set the price so low (no pun intended), but I don't think we could have or I would have wanted them to drop $60 mil right now, even on a starter as good as Lowe. Between Lohse, Lowe, and Carpenter, I just think that would have been too much money tied up in aging pitchers. C'est la vie. At least he didn't go to the Brewers.

 

That leaves Pettitte and Sheets as the two remaining free agents that I'd like to sign. From the sounds of it, and unfortunately for him, it sounds like Sheets will be laughably cheap, and I'm not sure what's going on with Pettitte and the Yanks, but I'm not sure why we aren't in on it. Definitely worth a look I think.

 

Maybe Mo's focusing on trading an outfielder(s) for a starter instead of messing with free agents. 

 

On another note, how good do the Braves look now? Lowe, Vazquez, Kawakami (no idea how good he'll be), Jurrjens, Campillo/Hudson after the break/Tommy Hanson, plus an offense of Kotchmann, Chipper Jones, McCann, and Kelly Johnson. The defense is pretty weak, but if Francoeur bounces back, this is a dangerous team.

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