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yazz32
08-24-2011, 05:09 PM
http://danny-knobler.blogs.cbssports.com/mcc/blogs/entry/8590096/31522781

Nellie_Fox
08-24-2011, 05:12 PM
Like the article says, very hard to gauge what, if any, meaning to attach to it. I really only see them being interested in possibly trading Thornton out of that bunch, but wanting to see what interest there is in all of them.

WhiteSox5187
08-24-2011, 05:14 PM
That means nothing, the Sox are probably just trying to figure out how much if any interest there is in these guys.

kittle42
08-24-2011, 05:22 PM
Ah, the annual guys-put-on-waivers-when-it-almost-always-is-nothing thing.

A handful of guys have been claimed the past few days. We'll see if any of them move.

Daver
08-24-2011, 05:30 PM
I would have put the entire twenty five man roster on waivers.

kittle42
08-24-2011, 05:48 PM
I would have put the entire twenty five man roster on waivers.

Maybe even the 40-man roster!

russ99
08-24-2011, 07:15 PM
I would have put the entire twenty five man roster on waivers.

LOL.

But that usually happens. Waiver lists are secret, but since the teams can pull the players back off waivers, I doubt many Sox players have stayed off the wire, and not just this season.

hula
08-24-2011, 07:31 PM
This sounds too crazy to be true, but if it is Kenny needs to be put on waivers!

http://danny-knobler.blogs.cbssports.com/mcc/blogs/entry/8590096/31522781

voodoochile
08-24-2011, 07:33 PM
It's very common for teams to try to slip their big money players through to see what the market is in trade. I'm sure the waivers are revocable if someone puts in a claim and wants them straight up the Sox will simply pull them back. This is a very common and routine thing...

JB98
08-24-2011, 07:40 PM
Every team puts their players on waivers. Nothing to see here at all.

DirtySox
08-24-2011, 07:56 PM
Every team puts their players on waivers. Nothing to see here at all.

I'd imagine Thornton being dealt isn't out of the question here, depending on the claiming team.

DumpJerry
08-24-2011, 08:22 PM
Every team puts their players on waivers. Nothing to see here at all.
Very true. Some teams have been known to throw all 25 guys and the Bat Boy on the waiver wire just to see what happens. The team can always pull a player back if a claim is put in.

Players being put on the waiver wire is pretty much a non-story unless he moves to another team.

Zisk77
08-24-2011, 08:32 PM
you do this simply because if a player goes unclaimed, then you can trade him freely as if it was prior to July 31. If they get claimed you can just pull them back.

Medford Bobby
08-24-2011, 08:38 PM
Wasn't Frank Thomas always on the waiver lists for a few years with the Sox????:scratch:

TommyJohn
08-24-2011, 08:39 PM
Reminds me of one of my favorite Sox stories-after Frank Lane was hired he asked waivers on the entire team, which was coming off a stinkbomb 51-101 season. I have seen one source that says he drew no interest at all, another that says one claim was put in for one player. Don't know which is right, but Lane later told Bob Vanderberg "Chuck Comiskey said the team had a good nucleus. Well, if they did, it was news to the other teams." Not the exact quote, but close.

Lip Man 1
08-24-2011, 11:15 PM
True.

Lane said that when a team loses over 100 games, "there are no sacred cows..."

Lip

MountainCur
08-25-2011, 09:14 AM
Let us all pray that some organization out there slips up really bad and actually makes a claim on Dunn and/or Rios.

g0g0
08-25-2011, 09:28 AM
Saw something about the Cubs being interested in Danks, though I can't see it. Said it might open up to multiple players.

russ99
08-25-2011, 09:32 AM
Let us all pray that some organization out there slips up really bad and actually makes a claim on Dunn and/or Rios.

I doubt anyone would even consider that, especially since Kenny is now the poster boy for bad waiver claim deals after Rios and Manny, the only saving grace is that the Dodgers still ended up on the hook for Manny's deferred salary.

I hold out some hope that a NL team may take a flyer on Dunn this winter, especially if he can show that he's gotten in better shape.

It looks like were stuck with Rios, since nobody wants a player with a big salary, low stats and a bad attitude, especially since he's burned two teams with his act.

MountainCur
08-25-2011, 09:42 AM
I know no one is going to willingly claim one of them. I am just hoping for some sort of once-in-20-billion-years-mistake. Like a joke that goes one step too far.

eriqjaffe
08-25-2011, 10:38 AM
Saw something about the Cubs being interested in Danks, though I can't see it. Said it might open up to multiple players.On the Score yesterday evening, they were saying the Cubs had put in a claim on Gavin Floyd, and that a multi-player deal was "being discussed."

Then again, that may have come from a Phil Rogers tweet:

https://twitter.com/#!/ChiTribRogers/status/106480841756127232

So, well, take it with a considerable grain of salt.

Noneck
08-25-2011, 11:24 AM
On the Score yesterday evening, they were saying the Cubs had put in a claim on Gavin Floyd, and that a multi-player deal was "being discussed."

Then again, that may have come from a Phil Rogers tweet:

https://twitter.com/#!/ChiTribRogers/status/106480841756127232 (https://twitter.com/#%21/ChiTribRogers/status/106480841756127232)

So, well, take it with a considerable grain of salt.


I dont see the cubs making a deal with the Sox at this point. If they want to deal , why not deal in the off season? Are the Sox just trying to dump a month of Floyds salary?

Lip Man 1
08-25-2011, 12:10 PM
Russ:

I believe the Sox were still on the hook for four million of Manny's salary for the one month he was unproductive for the team.

Lip

doublem23
08-25-2011, 12:22 PM
Russ:

I believe the Sox were still on the hook for four million of Manny's salary for the one month he was unproductive for the team.

Lip

Right, but that's not what he was referring to.

Chez
08-25-2011, 12:34 PM
On the Score yesterday evening, they were saying the Cubs had put in a claim on Gavin Floyd, and that a multi-player deal was "being discussed."

Then again, that may have come from a Phil Rogers tweet:

https://twitter.com/#!/ChiTribRogers/status/106480841756127232

So, well, take it with a considerable grain of salt.

Hard to believe the Cubs' interim general manager would make a blockbuster deal.