Lahey Claimed off Waivers

It's on the front of Rotoworld, but the Phillies claimed Tim Lahey today off waivers. They'll have to keep him on their 25-man roster all season to keep his rights beyond 2008 without a trade or cash exchanging hands. If he can't stick, he'll go through waivers again, but more likely end up back in the Minnesota Twins organization (if they want him). The Cubs are still owed a player for the Craig Monroe deal from the Minnesota Twins. It's certainly possible that it still might be Tim Lahey, but they'll have to wait for the Phillies to be done with him first.

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awwrite...

game is on WGN tonight...10pm EST...9pm central...everyone else can go drown.

hell yeah...going with the full lineup tonite...

Theriot, SS
Soriano, A, LF
Lee, 1B
Ramirez, 3B
Fukudome, RF
DeRosa, 2B
Soto, C
Pie, CF

seattle going a similar route...morse in RF, bentacourt SS...

lilly vs. silva

Lahey had to outpitch Hart and Ascanio to stick unless a deal with the Twins was accomplished.

He didn't outpitch Hart, but I wonder why there was no deal with the Twins based on their trade with Monroe?

Lahey had to go through waivers first before the Cubs could try and make a deal with the Twins. Phillies likely interrupted our plans.

Thanx Rob. So if Lahey doesn't stick with the Phillies for the entire season and gets returned to the Twins, what is the net cash transaction?

I'm unclear what scenerio happens now:

Cubs spend $50K for the rule 5 pick and get nothing in return cause he's claimed on waivers or does the $50K rule 5 fee get shifted to the Phils?

If the cost doesn't get shifted, do the Phils get the $25K refund if they return him to the Twins or does that also get shifted back to the Cubs?

(seems fair if the Phils have to pickup the rule 5 draft fee)

That's an AZ Phil question...


Cubs probably spent more than $50K because they had to pay the Rays to move up in the draft or pay the Rays to select Lahey, however it went down. I'm pretty sure the Cubs get some $$ from the Phils, but I'm not sure of the amount. I would guess $25,000. I would then further assume that the Phils would get the $25K from the Twins if he makes it through waivers the next time and the Twins want to keep him.

no big deal, but would have been nice to keep him for cash/scrub in trade...

cubs and RH relief seems to be something that's not a huge issue right now and even with wood/howry as unknowns for next season there's still wuertz/marmol/hart as a RH core that's locked in.

so uh...btw...wood does well this season, healthy, etc...3yr/24m-3yr/30m...might be something to think about come sept/oct 08. heh...

diagnosed with thyroid cancer according to Rotoworld blurb.

Yikes...

he'll pitch through the end of April before having surgery...then be out indefinitely.

cleveland released aaron fultz...

...i hope the cubs brass stay away from this horse that needs to be put to pasture...he's just not well and if he is then his career is done.

Lahey will be another in a long line of 'almost' Rule 5 picks the Cubs have come across over the years. I am glad there is no premature hyperbole about how great Lahey MIGHT be. Just like any other bubble guy if he manages to have 2 major league seasons he will more than beat the odds.

Re: Lahey Claimed off Waivers Submitted by Rob G. on Fri, 03/28/2008 - 4:58pm.

 Cubs probably spent more than $50K because they had to pay the Rays to move up in the draft or pay the Rays to select Lahey, however it went down.

I'm pretty sure the Cubs get some $$ from the Phils, but I'm not sure of the amount. I would guess $25,000. I would then further assume that the Phils would get the $25K from the Twins if he makes it through waivers the next time and the Twins want to keep him.

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ROB G:

That's correct.

Per MLB Rule 6, the waiver price for Rule 5 players is $25,000 (it's $20,000 for eveybody else), and so by claiming Lahey, the Cubs get $25K from the Phillies and the Phils assume the Rule 5 restrictions/privileges, meaning if they were to put him on waivers and he doesn't get claimed and the Twins take him back, the Phillies get their $25K back.

 

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