Re: If you could only keep one of either Leake or Bailey......
Originally Posted by Brutus
No problem at all. It comes from the Major League Rules;
Rule 10 Waivers
10(b) When Waivers Are Required For Assignment
Leake first reported, if memory serves me correctly, on April 10, 2010. So his clock would expire April 11, 2013. Since he did not spend a whole season on optional assignment in any given year, no seasons would be deducted from that date as mentioned in the rule.
There have been rumors that while this is done out of procedure, there is a 'gentlemen's agreement' that other GMs don't make claims on option waivers. I don't know if that's true or not, but I do know the rule itself is strictly enforced.
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