Comments on: How Do August Waiver Trades Work? http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/08/how-do-august-waiver-trades-work-2.html Your best source for news on the Pittsburgh Pirates and their minor league system. Sun, 07 Sep 2014 16:09:00 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.9.2 By: Stephen Stasa http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/08/how-do-august-waiver-trades-work-2.html#comment-18713 Fri, 03 Aug 2012 05:08:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=38257#comment-18713 How does the claim process actually work? Is it public where each team has a period of time to claim a player before the next team has the option? Or are claims done in a way that nobody knows (nobody outside the MLB office, that is) who is being claimed until the window closes?

If it’s the time period, can a team who’s time has expired still go back and make the claim as long as nobody else (including the team on the clock) claims him?

If it’s the secrecy method, can a team claim a few people and cancel the claim if they no longer need that player? For example, if a team is looking for a lead off guy, they claim three people to fill that role. Player A is grabbed by a team with higher priority , the other two fall through (which is why you claim more than just him). Can that team then say we don’t need player C because we were able to get player B, then player C would continue to pass on down the line or all the way through? Or would the team be force to find a place for both players on their 40 man roster?

Man, there are so many details and permutation for the order of events that I can think of. Is there somewhere to read these rules, so I can just lookup the details without overloading questions/posts here (too late?)?

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By: Tim Williams http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/08/how-do-august-waiver-trades-work-2.html#comment-18702 Fri, 03 Aug 2012 01:35:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=38257#comment-18702 Yes, if they’re claimed and no trade is made. If there’s a deal, they can block the trade.

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By: kelsey pegden http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/08/how-do-august-waiver-trades-work-2.html#comment-18701 Fri, 03 Aug 2012 00:15:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=38257#comment-18701 So since the players are effectively being waived by their team do they lose their 10 and 5 right to block a trade?

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By: Tim Williams http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/08/how-do-august-waiver-trades-work-2.html#comment-18686 Thu, 02 Aug 2012 19:24:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=38257#comment-18686 The August waiver trade system hasn’t changed.

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By: Ian Rothermund http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/08/how-do-august-waiver-trades-work-2.html#comment-18683 Thu, 02 Aug 2012 19:18:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=38257#comment-18683 Well that’s not convoluted at all. How long has this system been in place and what was it like before that?

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