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Tuesday, August 21, 2018

Bryce Harper, Matt Adams Reportedly Claimed On Revocable Trade Waivers

Nationals sluggers Bryce Harper and Matt Adams were claimed by unidentified organizations on revocable trade waivers, according to Jorge Castillo of the Washington Post (Twitter link). They join fellow left-handed hitting Nats veteran Daniel Murphy as pending free agents who were not able to make it through the waiver wire.

It’s hard to see Harper actually leaving, and hard to see Daniel Murphy actually staying.

Los Angeles El Hombre of Anaheim Posted: August 21, 2018 at 01:08 PM | 7 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
  Tags: bryce harper, daniel murphy, matt adams, nationals, waiver wire wildlness

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   1. Yonder Alonso in misguided trousers (cardinal) Posted: August 21, 2018 at 04:13 PM (#5730961)
El Hombre's right on both counts, as the Nats pulled Harper back and Murphy is now a Cub.
   2. dlf Posted: August 21, 2018 at 04:15 PM (#5730963)
And Mike Adams has been sent back to St. Louis.

I wonder how Madden will utilize Murphy.
   3. Moses Taylor, aka Hambone Fakenameington Posted: August 21, 2018 at 04:18 PM (#5730965)
Old news, bro.
   4. Bote Man Posted: August 21, 2018 at 04:29 PM (#5730977)
Bryce Harper's waiver (claim?) expired, which I now understand is A Thing. Perhaps the Dodgers were simply blocking better teams from claiming him while offering nothing that the Nats wanted.
   5. Moses Taylor, aka Hambone Fakenameington Posted: August 21, 2018 at 04:31 PM (#5730978)
Whether they just wanted to block him, or really wanted to trade for him, as a non-Dodgers fan I'm extremely glad nothing went through.
   6. McCoy Posted: August 21, 2018 at 06:45 PM (#5731167)
Holy cow! Can Murphy pitch?
   7. Bote Man Posted: August 21, 2018 at 06:53 PM (#5731179)
The way this season is unfolding, Murphy likely WILL pitch at some point. Gotta save those precious bullpen arms if it's not a 1-run game!!

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