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Monday, August 13, 2018

If you need a consistent, even-keeled manager, Red Sox bench coach Ron Roenicke is the guy

Isn’t this the point of the deadline? It’s supposed to be difficult.

1. There’s a movement within baseball to get rid of the waiver trading period and extend the non-waiver trade deadline until about mid-August. While there are trades made during the waiver period, the exercise is time-consuming and creates a lot of administrative paperwork that even Major League Baseball would love to eliminate. “It’s just a stupid exercise,” said one National League official. “You pass players through waivers that you have no intention of ever trading. Ninety-nine percent of the good players that get claimed are pulled back, and the ones you do want to move you find what the claiming team is offering is just 25 cents on the dollar. The simple solution is to just extend the non-waiver deadline so that teams can figure what they have at the beginning of August — if they have an injury or if some player is underperforming then you look to improve your club. The way it is now is just futile. If you’re a good team, you constantly get blocked for players that could be useful to you.” This is a negotiated issue between players’ union and owners, so there would have to be mutual agreement to change it.

Jim Furtado Posted: August 13, 2018 at 02:22 PM | 6 comment(s)
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