With revocable waivers, the team has multiple options. They can pull back the player off waivers if they are claimed. If the player is claimed and the team does not pull him back off waivers, the claiming team gets the player and picks up his current salary. If the player goes unclaimed and clears waivers, he can be traded the same as he could’ve been prior to the Trade Deadline.
Only one GM in the MLB would be dumb enough to claim Ryan Howard and the more than $50 million remaining on his contract. Unfortunately, that is Phillies’ GM Ruben Amaro Jr., so it is unlikely Howard is going anywhere.
The other players the Phillies placed on waivers could draw some interest, especially Burnett, who would be a nice veteran piece for a contender down the stretch.
In the meantime, don’t get your hopes up that anyone is moved.
By: Kyle Babcock
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