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Postby Chuckles » Tue Aug 02, 2005 1:23 am

In "real" baseball, how does this happen? And are there ever big names that are traded away after the deadline has passed? Just curious...thanks all!!! ;-D
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Postby wrveres » Tue Aug 02, 2005 1:48 am

They have to clear waivers first.
Teams put them through waivers. If another team claims them, they can either A) trade that player to that team or B) pull them back off waivers. Once they clear waivers, they are allowed to be traded to anybody.

As for big names, nothing comes to mind off the top of my head, but if you scan the yearly transactions list in Retro sheet, I am sure you will find a few.
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Postby Jimbo OZ » Tue Aug 02, 2005 1:54 am

The Cards traded for Larry Walker via this way last year.

Is there a waiver priority in real baseball?
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Postby TheYanks04 » Tue Aug 02, 2005 1:58 am

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Postby mamorris » Tue Aug 02, 2005 7:07 am

Brian Giles was also traded a couple of years ago from memory.

The thing about waivers is the team that claims the player on waivers has to be willing to take on the player's salary in full if the team that currently owns his rights decides to let the player go. For that reason, overpriced stars, like Manny Ramirez, would probably clear waivers and could be dealt (not that I think it will happen, but it's just an example). I'm confident that guys like Soriano, AJ Burnett and Dunn won't be traded, because they would be very unlikely to clear waivers due to their reasonable salaries.
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