Originally Posted by Johnny Footstool
He doesn't have to clear waivers, he just has to make it past all the low-level teams and get picked by a wildcard contender. There's no way the Cardinals, Yankees, or Red Sox could get him, but he might make it to a midrange contender. There's a chance he could do that, slim though it may be.
True, but with a waiver deal, Bowden is no longer an auctioneer selling to the highest bidder.
This winter, he must hope Soriano takes a home team discount or else he pays a very
high price to keep Soriano. If Soriano doesn't sign with the Nats, Bowden looks like a fool, IMO.