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Johnny Damon claimed off waivers - Says, "I'm not going."

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Have no problem letting Damon go at this point.

Outside of blocking, have no clue why Boston would want him though.

Injuries. I don't know how updated the ESPN team page is, but they have at the top of the depth chart Kalish in LF and McDonald in CF. That'd be my guess if it isn't just a block.

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It's not just you. I read that too, it doesn't make any sense. How much money would we save? About a million dollars?

Almost $2 million. It makes sense when you consider that the Tigers are projected to lose $30 million this year due to Dombrowski's roster & payroll mismanagement. I'm sure Ilitch has told him to dump some salary, since this team is going nowhere.

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Any team claiming a player off waivers is automagically on the hook for the player's remaining salary,

I hope this was intentional. It's so sweet.

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I didn't know it was possible for a player to block a waiver claim. It seems like if the Tigers want to let him go without a trade he wouldn't have much choice in the matter.

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appropos of nothing ------ the Red Sox fans would crucify him.

Damon pretty much burned that bridge himself.

Yea, he burned that bridge pretty bad ... which is why they claimed him off waivers, right?

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I didn't know it was possible for a player to block a waiver claim. It seems like if the Tigers want to let him go without a trade he wouldn't have much choice in the matter.

Yes, he would.

No-trade clauses cannot be trumped by the waiver process. The only thing the Tigers can do with Damon without his permission is release him.

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I'm sure Ilitch has told him to dump some salary, since this team is going nowhere.

Yeah, but as almost always ... you have no idea, you're just making stuff up to further your hate parade.

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Yea, he burned that bridge pretty bad ... which is why they claimed him off waivers, right?
I really find it quite surprising. But what Damon did is probably more burn his bridges with the fans of Boston. I guess the management can/will look past that.

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Yes, he would.

No-trade clauses cannot be trumped by the waiver process. The only thing the Tigers can do with Damon without his permission is release him.

Apparently it depends on the specific wording of the player's no-trade clause. There's a blurb about it on MLBTR. MLBTR actually spoke with a rep from the player's union about it today.

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what Damon did is probably more burn his bridges with the fans of Boston.

Okay, but why would management do something that unpopular to Red Sox Nation?

And don't give me winning... I don't think they'd bring back Manny.

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Okay, but why would management do something that unpopular to Red Sox Nation?

And don't give me winning... I don't think they'd bring back Manny.

They might be doing it to just keep the Yanks or the Rays from doing it.

If Damon refuses, doesn't he stay in Detroit?

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Johnny Damon is 36 years old, has been used as a pure DH, and has a .764 OPS

Whatever it takes to keep DD from bringing him back next year

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If the Red Sox get him, will the joke about him there still work? You know: "Looks like Jesus, acts like Judas, throws like Mary"?

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winning trumps everything in sports.

No ****. But they wouldn't bring back Manny, would they? No.

My point is, I think she was wrong in her assessment of the bridges that have been burned, that's all.

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No ****. But they wouldn't bring back Manny, would they? No.

My point is, I think she was wrong in her assessment of the bridges that have been burned, that's all.

sheesh.

Sorry... I guess I shouldn't think I could just offer my opinion on the matter.

Wow. Nice attitude.

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They might be doing it to just keep the Yanks or the Rays from doing it.

If Damon refuses, doesn't he stay in Detroit?

that's probably why the wording is key. he might not be able to refuse a waiver claim.

there's also "irrevocable waivers", which teams can put players on after they go through regular waivers but are claimed and a deal isn't worked out.

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They might be doing it to just keep the Yanks or the Rays from doing it.

If Damon refuses, doesn't he stay in Detroit?

No, I think the Red Sox are doing it cause they could really use him.

It's not always about the Yankees.

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No ****. But they wouldn't bring back Manny, would they? No.

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They would put up with him for a month if he could help them win. I don't think he even wants to play though so no they wouldn't want him back.

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sheesh.

Sorry... I guess I shouldn't think I could just offer my opinion on the matter.

Wow. Nice attitude.

I have a great attitude, thanks :classic:

Didn't really need the -- winning trumps all in sports, as if I didn't know that.

You mentioned the bridges that have been burned, and I just don't see it.

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No, I think the Red Sox are doing it cause they could really use him.

It's not always about the Yankees.

cripes, jon... wtf?

I just named the two teams ahead of the Red Sox.

Really. What's up with the attitude?

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a million dollars is a million dollars when they know they are going nowhere this year.

Sure a million dollars saved is beneficial from a business perspective. Never suggested otherwise.

I read your initial post to mean that if the Tigers save $1M this year, it could be spent next year - as in the budget will be $1M larger than it would be otherwise. I disagreed with that characterization, because I doubt that is how the Tigers' budget process works.

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This is a serious win/win for the Tigers, I am not sure what the fuss is about.

If you want Damon, give us a decent prospect. Like someone said, the Yankees coughed up their #5 guy for Kearns, so if you want Damon for the push, it's going to cost you -- something. If you don't want to pay, fine .. we'll offer him arbitration, and either have him back or get a COMP PICK, and I don't mind bluffing, cause I doubt he'd accept our arbitration anyway. Win/win for Detroit, which is a nice thing to have. There is no point in just dumping him, sorry.

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