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I don't see why not. I'm pretty sure it's just whatever the teams agree upon.
And I'm pretty sure that the way it usually goes is that the teams agree upon a short list, say 3 or 4 players, and within an agreed-upon time frame the "getting" team decides which one they'll take. So if their #1 choice gets hurt, they can take someone else.
I could be wrong, but I think we could see a really active trade market during August with some players on large enough contracts to slip through waivers.
Sean McAdam tweets that Lars Anderson was traded to CLE.
Posted: July 31, 2012 at 06:04 PM (#4197544)
Apparently, the Yankees were going to DFA Qualls when Joba came back, and so they were able to get a player for him. In that context, getting a non-embarassing 1B for a week or so is a decent haul.
getting a non-embarassing 1B for a week or so is a decent haul.
Maybe they planned on DFA'ing him before they talked to the Yankees.
Heh, the depleted Phillies knock around Strasburg for 6 runs/8 hits in 4 innings
The Red Sox get knuckleballer Steve Wright from the Indians.
And there's no hurry on him. He's the most likely player in baseball history to pass through waivers.
Teams aren't dumb, if a team needs him, they will make the claim. Of course, then they usually have to make a trade, and give up at least token value. It's unusual for a straight claim to go through, but Chicago claimed Alex Rios off waivers straight up.
You're right. Teams aren't dumb. Thus, NO ONE will put in a claim on Soriano. NO ONE. Even if they "need" him. Because NO ONE needs to pay Soriano 40-ish million over the next 2.5 years. If you claim Soriano on waivers the Cubs will let you have him and, as a result, you must now pay Soriano every cent he is owed thru October 2014.
Original post was right. Soriano is a 100% mortal lock to pass through waivers unclaimed
Aren't GMs allowed to agree to a trade before the waiver is processed? Can Dave Dombrowski call Theo and go listen, "I need __________ million and I'll take him" and Theo can agree and then the teams can do the deal?
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