“Second transfer window” is coming…Weaver in a row
This is in fact the ‘second transfer market’.
Local media such as ‘메이저놀이터 and ‘The Athletic’ reported the unusual atmosphere of the waiver claim market on the 30th (Korean time).
According to this, teams that were pushed out of the competition to advance to the postseason are undergoing massive waivers.
The team that stepped out the most was the Los Angeles Angels. Prior to the last trade deadline, Lucas Giolito, Reinaldo Lopez, and Randall Grichick, outfielder Hunter Renfro, and left-hander Matt Moore were waived.
The Angels, who chose to go as a ‘buyer’ in the transfer market to capture Shohei Ohtani, were far from competing to advance to the postseason, however, with a record of 7 wins and 18 losses in August.
To make matters worse, Ohtani was no longer a pitcher due to a ligament injury in his right elbow, and Mike Trout, who was recovering from a wrist injury, was forced to leave due to a recurrence of the injury, effectively giving up the season.
Other teams also joined the movement. The New York Yankees waived outfielder Harrison Bader, the New York Mets waived right-hander Carlos Carrasco, the Chicago White Sox waived right-hander Mike Clevinger, and the Detroit Tigers waived right-hander Jose Cisnero.
Teams that want the player can sign the player through a waiver claim. If there are multiple teams desired, priority will be given in reverse order of performance.
The recruiting team must pay the player’s salary for the rest of the season.
If the team is looking to advance to the postseason, the work must be done quickly. This is because the recruitment process must be completed before August 31 in order to be used in the postseason.
Teams that organize their players have their own advantages. Because it can reduce the salary of the players.
ESPN predicted that the Angels could avoid paying the wealth tax through this measure.