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    Cliff Lee

    Is on waivers...
    But continue to have no hope...
    lol

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    Most everybody goes on waivers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mikeee View Post
    Is on waivers...
    But continue to have no hope...
    lol
    New to August baseball? 90% of MLB players will go on waivers

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    In theory, the Twins could claim him and not give up anything, just let Philly take a salary dump. Not going to happen of course, but they could do it and get an ace type pitcher merely for the cost.

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    Of course the Twins are going to take on a contract that pays more money annually than what Mauer makes. Brilliant!

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    Quote Originally Posted by gunnarthor View Post
    In theory, the Twins could claim him and not give up anything, just let Philly take a salary dump. Not going to happen of course, but they could do it and get an ace type pitcher merely for the cost.
    In practice. Lee going through waivers is so he can be traded. The Twins claim him, the Phils pull him back.

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    or the Phils give him away... How many years does he have left?

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    0 chance the Phils give him away. 4 years around 20 million per, pretty manageable contract and a good bet to be traded this offseason

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    Lee is under contract through 2015; so if the Phils want to give him up, they will probably need to eat a solid bit of salary to do so.

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    How the mighty and the many times traded for at the deadline have fallen. Lee used to be a staple of the Pre Waivers dealing. A friend to professional movers everywhere he has been traded for Carlos Carrasco, Lou Marson, Jason Donald, Jason Knapp, J.C. Ramirez, Phillipe Aumont, Tyson Gilles, Justin Smoak, Blake Beavan, Josh Lueke (Never realized he had such a interesting route through the majors via the criminal justice system.) and Matt Lawson. Now a couple of other guys have been thrown into these deal to move with Lee but that is a whole lot of floatsam for moving around for one Cy Young worthy pitcher. Guess the price for Frankie may have been about right considering what Lee has given back in his three trades. Well maybe this time will be the charm for someone.

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    Quote Originally Posted by alarp33 View Post
    New to August baseball? 90% of MLB players will go on waivers
    I don't claim to fully understand all the nuances to the management aspect of the game!

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    Quote Originally Posted by mikeee View Post
    I don't claim to fully understand all the nuances to the management aspect of the game!
    Basically, how it works is this:

    Every player that a team is considering trading is put on waivers. From the worst team to the best in their respective league (and then the other league), teams are allowed to claim that player. If the Yankees put a player on waivers, Seattle gets the first claim because they have the worst record. It goes up from there and if the player clears all AL teams, it repeats for the NL. At that point, four things can happen. First, the team currently holding the player pulls him off waivers and keeps him. Second, the team currently holding the player can say "he's all yours" and the claiming team is stuck with the player and contract. Third, the two teams negotiate a trade and the player is traded to the new club. Fourth, the player clears all waivers, meaning no team claims him at all. At that point, he can be traded to anyone.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rocketpig View Post
    Basically, how it works is this:

    Every player that a team is considering trading is put on waivers. From the worst team to the best in their respective league (and then the other league), teams are allowed to claim that player. If the Yankees put a player on waivers, Seattle gets the first claim because they have the worst record. It goes up from there and if the player clears all AL teams, it repeats for the NL. At that point, four things can happen. First, the team currently holding the player pulls him off waivers and keeps him. Second, the team currently holding the player can say "he's all yours" and the claiming team is stuck with the player and contract. Third, the two teams negotiate a trade and the player is traded to the new club. Fourth, the player clears all waivers, meaning no team claims him at all. At that point, he can be traded to anyone.
    One other thing (IIRC), a player can be put on waivers and pulled back three times, after that, he can't be pulled back.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gunnarthor View Post
    One other thing (IIRC), a player can be put on waivers and pulled back three times, after that, he can't be pulled back.
    I think it's only once but yeah, the player can be put back on waivers but at that point, he's basically property of the claiming team. Extremely rare from what I've seen.

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