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Five Placed on Revocable Waivers

Per Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports, the Phillies have placed five on revocable trade waivers on Saturday: Antonio BastardoA.J. Burnett, Ryan Howard, Kyle Kendrick, and Roberto Hernandez. Per the rules of revocable trade waivers, if a team claims any of the players, the Phillies can either negotiate a trade with the claiming team within 48 hours of a claim, let the other team have the player outright with the claiming team assuming the contract, or revoke the player from waivers with nothing happening. Players are on revocable waivers for 48 hours; if a player goes unclaimed in that time, they can be traded to any Major League team for any other player that has cleared revocable trade waivers or any player that is not on an active 40-man roster.

This likely is not the last of players being put on revocable trade waivers and we should know the fate of these players before the end of the night, with the 48 hour period expiring then.

Analysis: Bastardo and Burnett, by far, drew the most attention out of any players on the club outside of Marlon Byrd prior to the deadline if reports are to be believed. Kendrick likely has some value to a team, particularly if there is an injury closer to the August 31 deadline (a player must be active or on the disabled list on a team’s active roster prior to September 1 if they are to be playoff eligible). Hernandez has the worst BB/9 IP in the Majors right now and likely will clear waivers and not be traded while Howard will likely face the same fate.



  1. Skylar0201

    August 4, 2014 at 2:08 pm

    These 5 aren’t going anywhere, and even if they did, Amaro will find a way to screw it up and in the end, we’d get the worst end of the deal.

    • George

      August 4, 2014 at 2:31 pm

      Considering the talent here, there are at least three that Amaro can’t screw up, because just getting rid of them would be a positive.

      Of course I suppose that when Kendrick and Hernandez make it through waivers, hAmaro could screw up by re-signing them in the offseason. Howard, unfortunately, is a hopeless case. Even Billy Beane wouldn’t know what to do with him.

    • Scotty Ingerton

      August 4, 2014 at 3:04 pm

      A couple of guys will eventually be moved – but there’s no chance of getting a high level prospect back. Any prospect currently on a 40-man roster will never clear.

  2. Ken Bland

    August 4, 2014 at 4:50 pm

    I dunno. Maybe this is longshot thinking (MAYBE? lol), but after they clear waivers, maybe both Hernandez and/or Kendrick are viable pen guys for 1 of the teams still in it. Put it this way. It depends who else is available. Not horribly expensive insurance that will cover a period that includes 40 man rosters over half the time. Playoff roster hopeful? NFW. Return received? Yeah, right. But I think Rube is finally ready to break it off with KK, even though in general, and with a lot of time left his hand is semi forced to re-sign him because of a thinner rotation than a post Jenny Craig managed one.

  3. c. schreiber

    August 4, 2014 at 5:04 pm

    Who said Amaro didn’t do anything to improve the P’s. He just signed Gwynn jr to a minor league contract. Hmmm, that names familiar!! Can you believe this!!!!!!!

    • Sweeties

      August 4, 2014 at 5:36 pm

      What about Casper Wells…..heard his eyesight is much improved

    • Robotnik

      August 4, 2014 at 8:33 pm

      C., let’s not forget that RAJ got rid of Mini Mart, too. Just took Ruben several years of bouncing Martinez back & forth between the minors and the Phils. Thought Stanford grads were supposed to be intelligent?

    • Double Trouble Del

      August 4, 2014 at 9:47 pm

      Minor league filler, why the outrage or perhaps its simply feigned?

      • Mike in NJ

        August 4, 2014 at 10:20 pm

        What’s the point? We know he can’t hit. I’d rather scan the waiver wire and give someone else a shot…

  4. Mike in NJ

    August 4, 2014 at 10:12 pm

    I thought Bastardo might be claimed. Even though he’s inconsistent, when he’s on, he’s very tough, and his contract isn’t pants on head stupid like most of the rest of the vets

  5. Lefty

    August 5, 2014 at 9:00 am

    6 more placed on the wire per MLBTR-
    – Byrd, Paps, Utley, Rollins, Hamels, Chooch

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