Phillies' Baseball (MLB): National Leeague Eastern Division Champs
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08-16-2011, 12:39 PM
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I guess I should have been more clear on that... I meant if he had any sort of trade clause that did not allow being waived -- if that were allowed in MLB -- and he wanted to waive that clause but on a limited basis... like only to play with Charlie.
I fully understand the other aspects on the waiver process and the Phillies low position... that is why I questioned if a trade clause could come into play.
He wouldn't need a clause, he would just need an agreement with the Twins in principal. The Twins can pull him off the wire after a claim and just keep him... that does not, however, stop another team putting in a claim and stopping Thome from going to the Phils (a likely event, as there are a couple of teams that could probably use Thome as a bench player).
A ton of players are secretly on waivers every year without anything coming of it.
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