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Postby speedy27 » Tue Aug 01, 2006 6:40 pm

just curious how wavier trades work and when they begin I saw that Javy Lopez has ask to be waived so that he could catch on with another team. Now that Varitek is going to be out for 4-6 weeks I thought the Red Sox may have some interest in him.

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Postby Amazinz » Wed Aug 02, 2006 9:56 am

It's not really a waiver trade. After the non-waiver trade deadline a player has to completely clear waivers in order to be traded. Using Lopez, Baltimore can place him on waivers. If nobody claims him than they are free to trade him. If someone does claim him they have one opportunity to pull him back. That's why you see teams dumping their entire ML rosters on to waivers in August and is the cause of the inevitable "Oh my God, (Fill in your favorite star) is on waivers!" threads. ;-)
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Postby teddy ballgame » Wed Aug 02, 2006 9:59 am

Amazinz wrote:It's not really a waiver trade. After the non-waiver trade deadline a player has to completely clear waivers in order to be traded. Using Lopez, Baltimore can place him on waivers. If nobody claims him than they are free to trade him. If someone does claim him they have one opportunity to pull him back. That's why you see teams dumping their entire ML rosters on to waivers in August and is the cause of the inevitable "Oh my God, (Fill in your favorite star) is on waivers!" threads. ;-)


Oh my God, Pujols is on waivers!


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Postby Matthias » Wed Aug 02, 2006 10:02 am

Right. And there's also irrevocable waivers that the team cannot withdraw the player if he is claimed. Example I can think of is Manny while the Sox were trying to trade for Alex Rodriguez. Manny was complaining that the Sox wouldn't trade him so they placed him on irrevocable waivers. Anybody who wanted him and his salary could have taken him for keeps.
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Postby teddy ballgame » Wed Aug 02, 2006 10:09 am

Matthias wrote:Right. And there's also irrevocable waivers that the team cannot withdraw the player if he is claimed. Example I can think of is Manny while the Sox were trying to trade for Alex Rodriguez. Manny was complaining that the Sox wouldn't trade him so they placed him on irrevocable waivers. Anybody who wanted him and his salary could have taken him for keeps.

I wish they used that for leverage (maybe they did) when he kept demanding a trade after that. Just tell him, you were basically a free agent and no one wanted you. Shut up and put your Sox hat on. You're not going anywhere.
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Postby winterball22 » Wed Aug 02, 2006 11:26 am

If a player is claimed off revocable waivers, the team that placed him on waivers, can also work out a trade with the claiming team, or pull him back from waivers.
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Postby winterball22 » Wed Aug 02, 2006 11:27 am

If a player is claimed off revocable waivers, the team that placed him on waivers, can also work out a trade with the claiming team, or pull him back from waivers.
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