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.
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.