Re: Mike Carp,do the sox claim him?
posted at 2/13/2013 9:35 PM EST
In response to MadMc44's comment:
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In response to Soxdog67's comment:
Since Carp was DFA'd, he is still with the Mariners, pending re-assignment, trade or waivers.
The Sox would need to trade for him at this point, but the return should be a mid-tier prospect if they do want this kid.
Keep in mind they'd have to add him to the 40 man roster here which means someone else would be DFA'd on our side or sent to the Mariners in the trade.
The Mariners would be unlikely to take back in trade a player who needs to be placed on the 40-man roster. Mike Carp was DFA'd only to make room for lefthander Joe Saunders on Seattle's 40-man roster (and because Carp is out of options).
Seattle might be interested in a player such as Boston outfield prospects Keury de la Cruz and Manual Margot, who would not need to be placed on the 40-man roster.
Or wait 7 days snd see if Seattle waives him. At this point in the offseason most teams hsve 40 man roster issues. Boston could always DFA Mauro Gomez, who is a reasonably safe bet to clear waivers. The demand for 28yo AAAA first basemen might make him unlikely for other teams to clear space for him.
Notin I disagree re. Gomez---I think, like Carp, he will be claimed. I would be more inclined to DFA Alex Hassan before Gomez. I do think Hassan clears waivers.
Gomez would clear waivers. Anyone wanting a backup 1B would have been able to top the Sox offer for Overbay, or simply go after the superior (to Gomez) Casey Kotchman. Gomez' right-handed bat will not put him in demand as a bench option, either.
And if he got claimed, big deal. Players like Gomez do come along every year...