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Cody Ross claimed on waivers; could be dealt

Aug 20, 2010, 3:30 PM EDT

Marlins outfielder Cody Ross was much talked about at the trade deadline but ultimately nothin’ happened.  Now he’s on waivers, however, and Jayson Stark is reporting that an NL team has claimed him — Ken Rosenthal says it’s the Giants — and that the Marlins are discussing a possible trade.

Of course, what put the kibosh on a Ross trade at the deadline was that the Marlins were reportedly asking a ton for the guy, so a deal is by no means assured. 

  1. birdmancometh - Aug 20, 2010 at 3:48 PM

    What exactly are the Giants doing?

  2. Old Gator - Aug 20, 2010 at 3:54 PM

    At this point, Scrooge McLoria and the Chihuahua come into their glory. They start slowly dumping salary and stocking the farm with EYPs. That trickle will become a torrent by the November trading deadline, of course – but as I pointed out in the Wes Helms blog a few days ago, since they’ve offered Kindly Uncle Wes an “extension,” they’ve covered themselves with the Union: see, we’re taking care of our guys. I just knew when they gave one of the lamest bats off their bench that extension, that the dumping was going to get underway shortly. And of course, they got the gift of 50 games for which they don’t have to pay Ronny Paulino, either.
    Ah, the sun is shining on the Feesh’s bottom line today, isn’t it?

  3. Kiwicricket - Aug 20, 2010 at 4:05 PM

    Perhaps the Pirates are getting a head-start on that ‘meaningful increase’ in payroll. Wouldn’t that be amusing.

  4. MerkleBoner - Aug 20, 2010 at 4:22 PM

    Hooray for a younger, faster version of Jose Guillen

  5. Old Gator - Aug 20, 2010 at 10:19 PM

    Ross has been meh lately, but had himself a good night against the ‘Stros tonight. Maybe he senses that the jailer left the main gate unlocked and he smells an opportunity to play his way out of there, somewhere where he might get paid at least what he’s worth if not more.

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