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jej
08-23-2012, 10:44 PM
The Boston Red Sox have placed first baseman Adrian Gonzalez on trade waivers, according to Sean McAdam of CSNNE.com.

While many players are routinely placed on trade waivers only to be removed once claimed, the move is an indication the Red Sox could potentially make Gonzalez available this offseason.

Gonzalez has hit .304/.349/.478 with 15 home runs in 516 plate appearances this season. He is in the first year of a seven-year, $154 million contract.

http://www.cbssports.com/mlb/blog/mlb-rumors/19870793/report:-red-sox-place-adrian-gonzalez-on-trade-waivers

Surprised this hasnt been talked about more. I wasnt sure it was legit because of that.

sexicano31
08-23-2012, 10:46 PM
Not really shocking

Toxeryll
08-23-2012, 10:47 PM
almost everyone is placed on waivers... he wont get moved.

jej
08-23-2012, 10:53 PM
almost everyone is placed on waivers... he wont get moved.

I wouldnt say almost everyone

sexicano31
08-23-2012, 11:00 PM
Most of the players with value go through waivers. The only time we really hear about it is when there is a narrative to go along with it(aka page views). Thats why we heard about Cliff Lee and now A-Gon this year

Sox72
08-23-2012, 11:01 PM
I wouldnt say almost everyone

I would.

jej
08-23-2012, 11:06 PM
Not top players like this for the most part.

sexicano31
08-23-2012, 11:08 PM
Yes they do. You just dont hear about it since there is no narrative. The point of putting players like this on waivers is to gauge interest. Hell, I bet Felix has been put on waivers at least once in his career

jej
08-23-2012, 11:11 PM
Alright. But if they aren't interested in trading them at all, there is no reason to put them in waivers.

sexicano31
08-23-2012, 11:13 PM
You do realize that teams talk trade about players with no intent to trade them, right? Theres every reason to put them on revocable waivers. Maybe you dont intend to trade them, but you want to see the interest level. Nothing wrong with that at all

ciaban
08-23-2012, 11:13 PM
he will probably not be dealt just like cliff, though he may be dealt in the offseason, i would love if the dodgers could actually get him, though i wonder how much of the contract they will eat/what they want in return!

bosox3431
08-23-2012, 11:14 PM
Wow, you're dense.

jej
08-23-2012, 11:14 PM
Sweet dude, I never even said they would trade him. All I did is post a link. My bad.

Jeffy25
08-23-2012, 11:15 PM
Nothing more than when Lee was placed. This is nothing news. It is 'highly unlikely' he would be moved at all.

jej
08-23-2012, 11:15 PM
Wow, you're dense.

Me? Thanks man, I value your opinion.

Jeffy25
08-23-2012, 11:15 PM
You do realize that teams talk trade about players with no intent to trade them, right? Theres every reason to put them on revocable waivers. Maybe you dont intend to trade them, but you want to see the interest level. Nothing wrong with that at all

And every team that is out of it at this point does this every August with basically every player.

A Gonzalez, Josh Beckett, and basically every Red Sox is being placed on Waivers this month.

It's nothing news, so I'm closing this thread. Because it is nothing. If a team does claim him, then it can start the motion of discussion, which maybe the Dodgers will.

sexicano31
08-23-2012, 11:16 PM
Sweet dude, I never even said they would trade him. All I did is post a link. My bad.

And then you went on to say that "not almost everyone" gets put on waivers. To which I was replying that the majority of players with value get put on waivers and that its used to gauge interest. Did you completely forget what you were talking about?