Waiver update

DMZ · August 20, 2005 at 3:30 pm · Filed Under Mariners 

Jayson Stark, in a rare ESPN.com article that’s not Insider-only, offers the status of who has and hasn’t cleared waivers.

Notable M’s on the list:
– Moyer and Guardado both did not clear, so no trades there.
– Gil Meche was blocked? Meche? Really? Who claimed Meche?
– Pineiro did clear. Come on Joel, one more good start before the August 31st deadline, maybe someone’ll bite. Keep the hands up.


15 Responses to “Waiver update”

  1. Janet Reed on August 20th, 2005 3:36 pm

    Gil Meche was claimed on waivers??? Weird…so did somebody claim him just to block another team from acquiring him? (Unlikely in the extreme). Or did someone claim him as a reclamation project but we couldn’t work out a deal?

  2. David U on August 20th, 2005 3:36 pm

    But the other half of the equation is “who would you trade for?”

  3. Rusty on August 20th, 2005 3:39 pm

    Janet, Meche wasn’t mentioned. He might not have been put on waivers yet, or it might not be known whether he cleared or not, yet.

    It’s important to note that not all players have been put through the waiver process yet.

  4. John in L.A. on August 20th, 2005 3:39 pm

    Interesting names. We put three of our starting pitchers on waivers.

    What do you think it would take to get Odalis Perez from the Dodgers?

  5. Rusty on August 20th, 2005 3:39 pm

    Oops, my mistake. Meche was blocked. My apologies Janet.

  6. David U on August 20th, 2005 3:40 pm

    Second comment, KOMO says that Meche has been placed on the DL. If Pineiro is traded we would need two starting pitchers. Do we really have a second one before September.

  7. Long Suffering on August 20th, 2005 3:54 pm

    Come on Joel, more good starts. Come on FO, don’t trade him unless there’s an Isiah Thomas offer.

  8. The Ancient Mariner on August 20th, 2005 4:16 pm

    Who do the Knicks have that we’d want?

  9. DMZ on August 20th, 2005 4:22 pm

    Meche to DL comments might be more appropriate in today’s game thread.

  10. AK1984 on August 20th, 2005 4:40 pm

    If the M’s were only able to trade Joel Piñeiro for just a 25 year-old bum in short-season single-A, then so be it; the franchise would save $6.3 million off of the 2006 payroll, and Bobby Livingston could get the chance to shine with his Jamie Moyer esque stuff in the starting rotation.

    Okay, sure, it’d’ve been nice to pry away Ryan Howard from the Philadelphia Phillies, as they were reportedly looking into acquiring Piñeiro, prior to the July 31st deadline — and don’t any of y’all tell me that you’d rather see Greg Dobbs starting at designated hitter over Howard, who the Phillies just tried to pass through waivers — yet, unsurprisingly, Bill Bavasi was to inept to do it.

  11. Dave on August 20th, 2005 5:05 pm

    The Phillies didn’t trade Howard. Saying Bavasi is inept for failing to talk someone into doing something they obviously did not want to do is insane.

  12. HuskerMariner on August 20th, 2005 5:15 pm

    Could someone give a short, sweet explanation on how the waiver wire works (or a link)? I’m trying to remember…the person is put on the waiver wire and if they are claimed or blocked, doesn’t that mean the team that claims them would effectively pick them up, so the person couldn’t be traded. If they clear, then they could be traded to any team? Also is that claim good from now till end of August, so effectively Moyer, Meche and Guardardo can’t be traded, only claimed for their current salary by the claiming team? (Just for educational purposes only, but if Spiezio had been put on the wire and someone would’ve claimed him that would’ve meant that team would have to pay his salary and the Ms would’ve been off the hook? Pure fantasy at this point I realize).

  13. AK1984 on August 20th, 2005 5:59 pm

    Re. #11:

    I didn’t say that the Phillies traded Ryan Howard — which, obviously, they did not — for what I actually claimed was that due to the Joel Pineiro to Philadelphia rumors from late July and the fact that the Phillies attempted to pass Howard through waivers meant that Seattle might’ve had a chance in obtaining him. Thus, my conclusion was that Bill Bavasi is inept because he didn’t put enough effort in getting such a deal completed.

  14. msb on August 20th, 2005 8:14 pm

    regardless of the Phillies putting Howard on waivers (they may have put the whole team through for all we know) why would they trade Howard? He’s all the have at first, Thome isn’t coming back this year

  15. Dave on August 20th, 2005 8:33 pm

    The Marlins put Miguel Cabrera on waivers. Are you pissed we didn’t get him, too?