So you thought the trade rumors were going to end on July 31, did you?

We’ve only just begun to speculate!

Will Raul Ibanez finish the season in Seattle? What about Michael Young in Philadelphia? How does this whole waiver process even work anyway?

There’s literally no harm in placing players on revocable waivers, so general managers like Alex Anthopoulos take full advantage of the opportunity to determine a player’s market value by placing virtually their entire team on waivers every season.

As players clear waivers and some teams fall further out of contention, while others become desperate to find that final piece to make a playoff push, it’ll be as if the non-waiver trade deadline never happened.


*Unless otherwise noted, all statistics are courtesy of Fangraphs and are accurate through the start of play on Monday, August 5.

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