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DBacks DFA Cahill


Richard

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Wait, they DFA'd Trevor Cahill?

 

I mean, I know he sucks ass this year, but he's 26 and has a track record of success. This seems like an odd move.

 

Dipoto should be looking to pick him up.

 

Yeah, kind of surprised too. But we're probably better off not trying to make sense of Kevin Towers and the Diamondbacks at this point.

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There's an hour old article with Gibson discussing getting him back in the rotation.  I find it interesting because we've had plenty of discussions here about what level of communication there is between Dipoto and Scioscia about roster moves.  I guess in the case of Arizona the answer is -- not much.  

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There's an hour old article with Gibson discussing getting him back in the rotation.  I find it interesting because we've had plenty of discussions here about what level of communication there is between Dipoto and Scioscia about roster moves.  I guess in the case of Arizona the answer is -- not much.  

 

Haha yeah, I was just gonna post that:

 

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No one will claim him because then you have to take his whole salary.

A team can work out a trade right now, giving up some player and taking some salary.

If not, he'll clear waivers and then have the option of going to the minors or being released.

Once he's released he can sign with a team of his choice for the minimum, with DBacks paying the rest.

Angels best bet to get him is a trade.

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The Angels need to jump on this immediately. We have no SP depth, open spots on the 50 man roster, and Cahill gives the Angels a chance to move Santiago into a lefty specialist bullpen role.

 

I agree, Scotty. 

 

I just wonder where we are in relation to other teams in need on the waiver order. 

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No one will claim him because then you have to take his whole salary.

A team can work out a trade right now, giving up some player and taking some salary.

If not, he'll clear waivers and then have the option of going to the minors or being released.

Once he's released he can sign with a team of his choice for the minimum, with DBacks paying the rest.

Angels best bet to get him is a trade.

 

 

Ah, there it is. Thanks for the clarification. 

 

This actually works to our advantage since Towers and Dipoto are friends and have done deals before. 

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No one will claim him because then you have to take his whole salary.

 

 

For DFA, are the only options:  A) D'backs litterally walk away, and give the team Cahill, but that team has to pay the entire salary.  B) D'backs work out a trade with the team.  C)  D'backs pull him back to the team?  

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For DFA, are the only options: A) D'backs litterally walk away, and give the team Cahill, but that team has to pay the entire salary. B) D'backs work out a trade with the team. C) D'backs pull him back to the team?

You're confusing these waivers with the revocable waivers needed to make a trade after July 31.

He won't be placed on waivers unless the DBacks find no one willing to make a trade. Once they put him on waivers, they are essentially losing control of him. He'll be claimed and the gone. Or else if he's unclaimed he then has the option of going to the minors. I assume he wouldn't because some team will offer him a big league opportunity.

I think it's likely he's traded, but not for much. A little salary relief and a nothing prospect. That's more than the DBacks get if he's released. Of course they could gamble and hope he's claimed then they get relief of the whole contract. I doubt that though.

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