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Is Toronto doomed due to their waiver claims?

The Blue Jays are dealing with a tumultuous start to their season. R.A. Dickey and Josh Johnson have endured rough starts, Jose Bautista's biggest blast involved umpires, and, on Friday night, Jose Reyes suffered a severely sprained ankle. The injury will cost Reyes potentially the next three months and opens a spot on the roster for Munenori Kawasaki, who hit .192/.257/.202 last season for the Mariners. Everything that could go wrong is seemingly going wrong. But were there warning signs about the quality of the Jays' roster even before Reyes' injury?

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Ben and Sam discuss whether a team should have claimed Joe Mauer, what he's worth, and what his future will look like, then talk about the end of Erik Bedard's stay in Pittsburgh and how sad it is when a guy who's always either good or injured goes bad.

Ben and Sam discuss whether a team should have claimed Joe Mauer, what he's worth, and what his future will look like, then talk about the end of Erik Bedard's stay in Pittsburgh and how sad it is when a guy who's always either good or injured goes bad.

Episode 32: "Joe Mauer and his Contract Clear Waivers/The Demise of Erik Bedard"

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Oakland gets a new shortstop for the stretch run, as the Diamondbacks dump some cash commitments.



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A look at the Kurt Suzuki deal and the Indians DFAing Damon and Lowe.



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July 1, 2010 12:05 pm

Contractual Matters: Optional Waivers

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Jeff Euston and Eric Seidman

Explaining a seldom-used and confusing procedure that enables a club to quickly clear a roster spot.

When Scott Mathieson made his major-league debut approximately four years ago, the Philadelphia Phillies were a very different team. David Bell played third base, Aaron Rowand patrolled center field, and the three-headed monster of Mike Lieberthal, Sal Fasano and Chris Coste were the catchers. Mathieson, a 22-year old flamethrower, had shown plenty of promise but was still in need of some seasoning, which made things all the more disappointing when he fell prey to the injury bug and had to go under the knife for surgery on his ulnar collateral ligament in his elbow. The road back has been tenuous, as rehabilitation was stunted by the need for a second Tommy John surgery. After successfully rehabbing from the second surgery, Mathieson found himself a minor-league reliever with fans clamoring for his presence on the big club’s roster.

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November 10, 2008 5:37 pm

Transaction Analysis: NL Roundup

11

Christina Kahrl

October activity and November notes from the senior circuit's shuffling of their rosters.

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October 17, 2006 12:00 am

Transaction Analysis: September 29-October 16, 2006

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Christina Kahrl

Christina turns her attention to the teams that have fired up the hot stove and stopped waiting 'til next year--next year's already here for 27 of them.

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June 16, 2005 12:00 am

Transaction Analysis: May 24-June 12, 2005

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Christina Kahrl

The Cubs shuffle through pitching options, the Brewers have one of the most interesting rosters in the game, and the Dodgers fight through injuries as they try to stay in the race. This and much more in Transaction Analysis.

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November 3, 2004 12:00 am

Transaction Analysis: September 30-October 26, 2004

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Christina Kahrl

Chris Kahrl reflects on the careers of Rico Brogna and Robin Ventura, examines the hires of Omar Minaya and Mike Hargrove, and stumps for an improved system of professional development in Major League Baseball. These and other musings in today's Transaction Analysis.

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June 16, 2003 12:00 am

Available Options

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Christian Ruzich

Oakland Athletics outfielder Adam Piatt knows the stretch of I-80 between Oakland and Sacramento all too well. He's driven the stretch of road a dozen times in the past three years, going back and forth on the Sacramento Shuttle between the A's and the Triple-A River Cats. Driving the 90 miles between Network Associates Coliseum and Raley Field means a lot more than wear on your car; it means the difference between being in the majors and being one of thousands who are trying to get there. "I didn't quite understand the process when I got to the majors," says Piatt. "I figured they had brought me up to play. Then I got optioned down, and it was hard for me. But by about the fifth or sixth time I got sent down, I learned that it wasn't personal, that it's just how the system works." The rules that govern baseball on the field are complex. But there is another rulebook, one that governs the movement of players and roster management. A large part of this book details the world of options and waivers, and we're here to try and make these often-confusing subjects as simple as we can.

"I didn't quite understand the process when I got to the majors," says Piatt. "I figured they had brought me up to play. Then I got optioned down, and it was hard for me. But by about the fifth or sixth time I got sent down, I learned that it wasn't personal, that it's just how the system works."

The rules that govern baseball on the field are complex. But there is another rulebook, one that governs the movement of players and roster management. A large part of this book details the world of options and waivers, and we're here to try and make these often-confusing subjects as simple as we can.

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April 9, 2003 12:00 am

Transaction Analysis: March 25-April 6, 2003

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Christina Kahrl

The Snakes bury John Patterson, the Red Sox sort through a batch of soft tossers, the Marlins vie for a 25-catcher roster, and the Devil Rays solve all their problems by grabbing Al Martin and Damion Easley.

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ANAHEIM ANGELS Placed RHP Al Levine on the 15-day DL (shoulder tendinitis), retroactive to 6/27; recalled RHP John Lackey from Salt Lake. [6/28] I don't disagree with the idea of bringing up John Lackey to move into the rotation. Lackey is the organization's best upper-level prospect, and he's obviously ready to go.

Recalled RHP Matt Wise from Salt Lake; optioned RHP John Lackey to Salt Lake. [6/25]

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