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Strike against me, MLBTradeRumors, and Baseball Prospectus on that
one. Well, sort of. None of said he was going to the Cubs. I was
merely reporting that MLBTradeRumors was reporting that Baseball
Prospectus had speculated the Cubs might be one of his possible
destinations. I even said it was unlikely, so there.

What am I talking about?

Derek Lowe just signed with the Braves for 4 years and $60 million
(yikes squared, because he gonna be old when that’s up).

The Braves finally have their ace.

They’ve agreed to terms with veteran pitcher Derek Lowe on a
four-year, $60 million contract, a person familiar with negotiations
said this morning. The deal will be finalized after Lowe takes a
physical Wednesday.

Lowe would join a potentially strong new-look Braves rotation that
will include Jair Jurrjens and offseason additions Javier Vazquez and
Kenshin Kawakami, a Japanesse star who’ll be introduced to Atlanta at
a news conference this afternoon to announce his free-agent signing.

Lowe, 35, has been among baseball’s most reliable starting pitchers
since moving to Boston’s rotation in 2002, averaging 15 wins, 208
innings and nearly 34 starts over the past seven seasons. Atlanta
Journal-Constitution
.

So, that’s, um, like Peavy’s contract. Just sayin’.

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    I hope that Jurrjens and McCann stays healthy all season.

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