Yeah, we’re stuck with Jarrod

DMZ · August 18, 2008 at 5:24 pm · Filed Under Mariners 

So I followed up on some of the info from today’s open call, and yeah… we’re hosed.

Major League Rule 10 (c) (4): unless you’re releasing them unconditionally (essentially) you can’t request waivers on a player for 30 days after you withdraw a request. So it’s not just 30 days, it’s 30 days from when when negotiations fell through and the M’s pulled him back.


16 Responses to “Yeah, we’re stuck with Jarrod”

  1. MedicineHat on August 18th, 2008 5:38 pm

    What about the old…”we had a guy injured so we can add a player who wasn’t on the roster prior to August 31st trick?” Has that loop hole been closed?

  2. DMZ on August 18th, 2008 5:40 pm

    I believe that the player has to be in the organization by 8/31 to get them through the loophole.. I’d have to look it up.

  3. Matthew Carruth on August 18th, 2008 5:48 pm


  4. mln on August 18th, 2008 5:58 pm

    Quick poll question:

    Which Jarrod would you rather have on the M’s?

    a. Jarrod Washburn
    b. Jarrod from Subway

  5. scott19 on August 18th, 2008 6:15 pm

    Well, ain’t that just ducky. >:(

    4: To answer your question, “b”.

  6. Tek Jansen on August 18th, 2008 6:24 pm

    So, is LP the only person who thinks hanging on to Wash and his salary is smart? Even the people that think Wash is a good pitcher believer he should have been moved.

  7. PADJ on August 18th, 2008 7:15 pm


  8. JMHawkins on August 18th, 2008 7:25 pm

    Hey, it’s okay to be stuck with Washburn another year. I mean, it’s not like we have two other struggling starting pitchers signed to huge contracts next year.

  9. bratman on August 18th, 2008 9:09 pm

    Keeping Washburn on this squad for next year easily makes us one step closer to being in the AL WEST basement again. I would have taken a box of chocolates.

  10. jringler on August 18th, 2008 10:15 pm

    [not even remotely on-topic]

  11. jephdood on August 18th, 2008 10:18 pm

    Note to Lee P.. I know we’re not out to dump salary, but there’s nothing wrong with dumping crappy talentless hacks.

  12. CC03 on August 18th, 2008 10:58 pm

    At least when Bender gets shelled he only costs peanuts and you have no real commitment to him. Washburn on the other hand costs $13M.

    Definition of a replacement level pitcher situation if I’ve ever seen one.

  13. jld on August 19th, 2008 12:18 am

    Color me uninformed to the intricacies of the waiver system, but can someone explain why we can’t put Washburn on irrevocable waivers and have some other team take him? If teams were willing to take his contract on before, why wouldn’t they take him if we put him on waivers again? Also, why does not getting rid of him now mean that we’re stuck with him next season?

  14. DMZ on August 19th, 2008 12:22 am

    1. You can. Just not for 30 days… which means first week of September.
    2. Because they can’t carry him to the playoffs, and no one’s going to want to take his 2009 craptabulous salary on for 2-3 starts out of someone who can’t be on a playoff roster.
    3. Teams who bought into his June-July success as an actual sustainable improvement will have the scales fall from their eyes, for one. But if teams who might have had a disproportionate reward from reaching the playoffs were unwilling to give up anything for him, why after the season?

    Why, this off-season, would anyone trade for Jarrod when they’ll be able to do better on the FA market?

    See previous posts on these subjects.

  15. cody on August 19th, 2008 10:19 am

    Maybe Subway Jarrod could give us some help with Yuni and Chef.

  16. MG8222 on August 19th, 2008 11:03 am

    My 10 year old cousin could run this franchise better then the current

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