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Postby pappymojo » Wed Aug 13, 2008 8:31 pm

from yahoo...

Wed, Aug 13 Conflicting reports have emerged as to whether Ibanez has been claimed off waivers. Foxsports.com says Ibanez was claimed Tuesday, giving the Mariners until Thursday to make a deal, while the Seattle Times quotes an AL scout who says Ibanez was never placed on waivers in the first place.

Recommendation: This will be a fun little battle of sources. The scout quoted by the Seattle Times says he receives the official MLB waiver list and Ibanez's name has not been on it. The Fox report quotes unnamed "major league sources." The Mariners might be better off just hanging onto Ibanez. If he leaves as a free agent this offseason, they'd receive two compensation picks. And even re-signing him to a one-year deal (if possible) wouldn't be the worst thing in the world considering the way he's swung the bat this season. It all depends on what the team can get for him.
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Re: Raul Ibanez Rumors

Postby claudish21 » Wed Aug 13, 2008 8:37 pm

I bet the rays claimed him with longoria & Crwford done for the year.
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Re: Raul Ibanez Rumors

Postby underweargnome » Wed Aug 13, 2008 8:43 pm

I just hope he goes somewhere in which he can drive in some runs. I lucked out with Bay going to Boston.
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Re: Raul Ibanez Rumors

Postby kab21 » Thu Aug 14, 2008 12:28 am

I wouldn't be surprised if 20 teams claimed him. He has a small contract and will likely be a type A FA (2 draft picks). And he's fairly good at baseball (at least the hitting part). There is almost no risk in putting in a waiver claim.
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Re: Raul Ibanez Rumors

Postby Pogotheostrich » Thu Aug 14, 2008 12:30 am

claudish21 wrote:I bet the rays claimed him with longoria & Crwford done for the year.

Rumor has it that the Red Sox are claiming anyone that they think the Rays would be interested in.
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Re: Raul Ibanez Rumors

Postby DbacksRback » Thu Aug 14, 2008 3:26 am

Pogotheostrich wrote:
claudish21 wrote:I bet the rays claimed him with longoria & Crwford done for the year.

Rumor has it that the Red Sox are claiming anyone that they think the Rays would be interested in.


They would :-P
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Re: Raul Ibanez Rumors

Postby RedSoxNation04 » Thu Aug 14, 2008 12:48 pm

DbacksRback wrote:
Pogotheostrich wrote:
claudish21 wrote:I bet the rays claimed him with longoria & Crwford done for the year.

Rumor has it that the Red Sox are claiming anyone that they think the Rays would be interested in.


They would :-P

As would just about every other team who wants to block a team from acquiring a player down the stretch...
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Re: Raul Ibanez Rumors

Postby pappymojo » Thu Aug 14, 2008 5:06 pm

RedSoxNation04 wrote:
DbacksRback wrote:
Pogotheostrich wrote:Rumor has it that the Red Sox are claiming anyone that they think the Rays would be interested in.


They would :-P

As would just about every other team who wants to block a team from acquiring a player down the stretch...


Seriously, why wouldnt the Sox claim Ibanez to block Tampa Bay from getting him? They have a worse record than the Devil Rays and therefore they get to claim players on waivers before the Devil Rays. That's the way the Waiver system works.

Of course the Sox could claim a player to block the Rays from getting that player and then be stuck with a giant contract, but with Ibanez I don't think that's a big concern.
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Re: Raul Ibanez Rumors

Postby pappymojo » Thu Aug 14, 2008 6:45 pm

from rotoworld

Waiver claims made on Raul Ibanez and Jarrod Washburn both expired Thursday without a deal being made.

Both players will stick with the team for the rest of the season. The Tigers were the team that put in a claim on Ibanez, and Minnesota made a claim on Washburn - likely to block the White Sox, who were thought to be interested.
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Re: Raul Ibanez Rumors

Postby tah161 » Fri Aug 15, 2008 12:58 am

pappymojo wrote:from rotoworld

Waiver claims made on Raul Ibanez and Jarrod Washburn both expired Thursday without a deal being made.

Both players will stick with the team for the rest of the season. The Tigers were the team that put in a claim on Ibanez, and Minnesota made a claim on Washburn - likely to block the White Sox, who were thought to be interested.



Its kind of funny how the team that needs pitching puts a claim in on yet another hitter and the team that has great pitching and a set rotation puts a claim in on a pitcher.
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