Matt Walker Clears Waivers
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01-27-2011, 12:28 PM
Join Date: Sep 2008
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Why waive him now to make room for a deadline deal? You've got plenty of time to do that if need be and he can cover you in case of injury. Doesn't this signal something imminent? What am I missing?
Waiving him earlier opens more cap room. If you have more salary open earlier, you can get a player with a greater cap hit than Walker later on. This is because cap hit for a team is calculated by
(Cap hit per year / 186) * days on active roster
186 is the number of days a player is active when he plays all the games of a team.
For example, Eric Wellwoods cap hit, if he is not called up again this year, is a bit under $ 37,500. His annual cap hit is $ 580k, but he's only been on the active roster for 12 days.
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