Ladies and gentleman! The waiver period we are very familiar with, has landed some decent names!
Boston Globes own Nick Cafardo tweeted that
Just in case you aren’t familiar with the waiver period, maybe you stumbled on this article by accident. If a player clears waivers, his organization can trade him to any team in the league. If a player is claimed, his parent club (the team he plays for) has the opportunity to pull that player off waivers, or let the claiming team take his contract, or work out a trade with that team who placed claim.
Now as you can see in the headlines, Toronto Blue Jays Melky Cabrera, Seattle Mariners Aaron Harang, Milwaukee Brewers Mike Gonzalez and Miami Marlins Placido Polanco are guys who will possibly be traded.
Well, it may be harder for Cabrera to be traded, as reported by fellow FanSided writer Bryan Rose posted that Melky Cabrera has a meniscus tear in his knee. Check out his article, then come back here for more on the rest of these guys.
Now let’s check out their numbers starting with Seattle Mariners Aaron Harang, who has started 17 games this season, pitching two complete games and two shut outs, with W/L of 5-5 on a 4.89 ERA.
Milwaukee Brewers relief pitcher Mike Gonzalez, has seen 38.1 innings of work this season, recording 46 strike outs with nine holds and an ERA of 3.76. His win/loss isn’t the greatest, but it isn’t the worst, being 0-3 on the year.
Miami Marlins veteran Placido Polanco could possibly be on the move again, with one home run, 19 RBI’s and a batting average of .259 through 84 games played with the Marlins this season.
We can look at the numbers for Melky Cabrera, but it’s obvious he will get placed on the disabled list. He has three home runs with 30 RBI’s with a batting average of .279 in 88 games.
It will be interesting to see who will be interested in this list of players, where they land and who will be the first one to go.