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Keith Ballard bought out
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07-03-2013, 08:13 AM
Join Date: Apr 2002
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The only reasons you would claim someone before a buyout is if you are betting that he will get more as a UFA, or you really want him and are willing to pay a premium. Neither case would apply to Ballard, his value has dropped dramatically since we acquired him.
There is another reason. You want his services, can afford him in your team payroll but don't think you can get his services if he was on the open market. In such a case you claim him from waivers.
edit: I see I was beaten to the punch.
Along those lines depending on what teams see on the buyout waiver wire you might see some guys claimed at that time.
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