The MLB Trade Deadline came and went in July without the Philadelphia Phillies making a move that they were rumored to make. In fact, the Phillies made none of the trades they were rumored to be making before the non-waiver wire deadline passed last week.
But while they didn’t make any of the trades they were rumored to be making, there is still a great chance for the Phillies to make a deal, they just need to clear it through the waiver wire. That’s exactly what the club plans on doing as they’ve placed as many as five players on the waiver wire as of Saturday.
Source: #Phillies put their first set of players on revocable trade waivers Saturday – Burnett, Bastardo, Howard, Kendrick, R. Hernandez.
— Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) August 4, 2014
Since it takes 47 hours for the waiver wire process to take place, today is the day we get to learn if anyone was claimed or if they cleared and are now available to be traded as though it was still July.
It’s interesting to note that Cole Hamels is not among the first batch of player place on the revocable waiver wire, nor was outfielder Marlon Byrd. The Phillies can place players on the revocable waiver wire anytime they want, but a trade needs to be made by the end of the month for any moving pieces to be playoff roster eligible.
Be sure to stay glued to FanSided’s MLB Rumors page to stay up to date with the latest action and rumbling from the baseball hot stove this trade season.
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