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    Waiver Wire

    I didn't want to start a complete thread for just one transaction or just one player clearing waivers so maybe we can use this thread to discuss all things pertaining to the waiver wire.

    so, with that said, Mike Piazza has cleared waivers and can be traded to any team in baseball per ESPN's Buster Olney. I have no idea who might be interested in Piazza, but he is available.

    Does anyone else know who is out there and available.
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    Re: Waiver Wire

    This is old news but I'll put it here in case a few have not heard it.

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    The D-Backs claimed Byun-Yung Kim, Jeff Cirillo and Joe Kennedy off of waivers, from the Marlins, Twins and A's respectively.
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    Olney said that Miguel Tejada was claimed on waiver by the White Sox, but they couldn't complete a trade and Tejada is still in Baltimore.
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    Re: Waiver Wire

    Quote Originally Posted by Jpup View Post
    ...so, with that said, Mike Piazza has cleared waivers and can be traded to any team in baseball per ESPN's Buster Olney. I have no idea who might be interested in Piazza, but he is available.
    I'm betting the Angels end up with him, but Stoneman is kind of an immovable object to Beane's unstoppable force.
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    Re: Waiver Wire

    http://www.bradfordfiles.com/?p=155

    Wily Mo cleared waivers. The Sox signed Bobby Kielty to a minor league deal, but he can opt out if he's not promoted in a week, so something could happen pretty soon.
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    Re: Waiver Wire

    Quote Originally Posted by blumj View Post
    http://www.bradfordfiles.com/?p=155

    Wily Mo cleared waivers. The Sox signed Bobby Kielty to a minor league deal, but he can opt out if he's not promoted in a week, so something could happen pretty soon.

    Wow. Wily Mo got passed up by his ol Buddy, Leatherpants. Wonder if he's waiting for an outright release.
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    Re: Waiver Wire

    Quote Originally Posted by blumj View Post
    http://www.bradfordfiles.com/?p=155

    Wily Mo cleared waivers. The Sox signed Bobby Kielty to a minor league deal, but he can opt out if he's not promoted in a week, so something could happen pretty soon.
    So can he be sent to Louisville now?

    Nothing to see here. Please disperse.

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    Quote Originally Posted by deltachi8 View Post
    So can he be sent to Louisville now?

    You laugh, BUT, if his value is now so low that no one was willing to claim him (and his salary) off revocable waivers, maybe no one would be willing to claim him (and his salary) off irrevocable waivers, and since he doesn't appear to have enough service time to refuse a minor league assignment, this could actually wind up with Wily Mo in AAA. If no one makes a half decent offer for him, and if the Red Sox are absolutely determined to replace him on the 25 man roster, what have they got to lose by trying?
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    Re: Waiver Wire

    Quote Originally Posted by blumj View Post
    …since he doesn't appear to have enough service time to refuse a minor league assignment…
    Actually, I believe he does. Cots says he had 4.101 years of service time entering this season. That means he needed 71 more days on the active roster to become a five-year player and gain the ability to refuse an outright assignment. ESPN says he has appeared in 68 games this season. Add in his 15-day trip to the DL, plus assorted off-days and games he didn't appear in, and I'd bet he's past the threshold for five years of service.
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    Re: Waiver Wire

    Quote Originally Posted by blumj View Post
    You laugh, BUT, if his value is now so low that no one was willing to claim him (and his salary) off revocable waivers, maybe no one would be willing to claim him (and his salary) off irrevocable waivers, and since he doesn't appear to have enough service time to refuse a minor league assignment, this could actually wind up with Wily Mo in AAA. If no one makes a half decent offer for him, and if the Red Sox are absolutely determined to replace him on the 25 man roster, what have they got to lose by trying?
    It would be a god send for Wily Mo wherever he goes to finally be a minor leaguer. Hey, we could use a RH bat w/ Power. How about oh I don't Mike Stanton Boston?
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    Re: Waiver Wire

    From MLBTradeRumors.

    According to Rob Bradford of the Boston Herald, Wily Mo Pena has cleared waivers without a claim. It seems no team was willing to risk taking on the $580K owed to Pena this year. Or maybe it was the $2MM+ he'll get in 2008 before reaching free agency. Pena can now be freely traded to any team in baseball, though the players received would have to clear waivers too if on the 40-man roster. The way around it would be to make them players to be named later.

    I'm surprised no one put in a claim on Pena. It can't really be his salary, can it? Teams waste more than that on players with no upside constantly. Abraham Nunez makes almost $2MM this year. Is it possible that Theo Epstein somehow convinced the 29 other GMs not to put in a claim? That doesn't seem possible either. Why wouldn't Jim Bowden put in a claim? He loves Pena. Why wouldn't the White Sox put in a claim? Even if a GM figured he couldn't hammer out a deal with Epstein for Pena, why not put in a claim anyway just in case?

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    I predicted a couple years ago that WMP winds up Japan, very soon. I'm still sticking with that.
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    I predicted a couple years ago that WMP winds up Japan, very soon. I'm still sticking with that.

    I think he's big enough he could wind Japan up. :
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    Quote Originally Posted by Redsland View Post
    Actually, I believe he does. Cots says he had 4.101 years of service time entering this season. That means he needed 71 more days on the active roster to become a five-year player and gain the ability to refuse an outright assignment. ESPN says he has appeared in 68 games this season. Add in his 15-day trip to the DL, plus assorted off-days and games he didn't appear in, and I'd bet he's past the threshold for five years of service.
    You're right, sorry about that. Well, that just adds another layer of intrigue to the story.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mario-Rijo View Post
    It would be a god send for Wily Mo wherever he goes to finally be a minor leaguer.
    I'm glad that some major league team was finally able to convince Wily Mo and his agent to accept a deal that will alow him to go to the minors.


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