Mauer cleared waivers, went unclaimed according to the score.
Not surprised, 6/138 alot for the guy!
Pretty much every player clears waivers.
Exactly. Jose Bautista or EE would clear waivers. It's just a procedural thing. The only guys who wouldn't are guys like Harper/Trout who are stars making 400K and have 5-6 years of control left.
Torii Hunter said that he is open to signing anywhere this off season "especially if David Ortiz is there." i know he was refering to if ortiz was in Boston, however if we manage to sign Ortiz would anyone be open to Hunter playing a bit of LF for us if Papi could convince him? i think that would be a pretty decent option to fill that LF void. Not too sure if its possible but one can always hope
With starting pitching in short supply this free agent year...how about trading Escobar for a young starter? Take the money saved from signing a starter and sign Ortiz, or another bat? The offense we lose between Esco to Hech be more than made up with addition of Ortiz.
so you absolutely know how snider and hech are going to be as mlb hitters. Must be nice.
Beeston: "we should be able to support a $140-$150 million payroll and that's the direction that we're headed."
...Because most players clear them.Yeah, a player placed on waivers should not be news of any kind.
Rios didn't clear waivers because Williams is crazy. Most players with big contracts clear it.A HIGHLY doubt Bautista or EE would clear waivers. Hell, Rios didn't even clear waivers.
Players with quality contracts get claimed then pulled back by their team and we never hear about it.
Crazy or not, you think if Rios can be claimed that Bautista or EE wouldn't be?
Rios aside to state that pretty much every player clears and Bautista & EE would as well is wrong.
I guarantee Jose and Edwin would get picked up if they went through waivers. I see both of your point of views but fatkev is right, Jose has a very decent contract that would attract teams. Same with Edwin. If they placed say....Adam Lind on waivers its a different story.