Schoeneweis and Sanchez Clear Waivers
According to Sean McAdam of the Providence Journal, both Scott Schoeneweis and Duaner Sanchez have cleared waivers. Hat tip to MLBTradeRumors for the link.
Other than MLBTR and McAdam, I haven’t seen this published anywhere else, so can’t be sure it’s true. If it is, I imagine one or both could be offered in a deal for another reliever or an outfielder. Could strikeout machine Marcus Thames be on the way to Shea?
I doubt the Mets are dealing Sanchez and Scho to San Diego for Giles. But, who in the NL would claim a 37-year-old outfielder? Not the Dodgers, who picked up Manny last week. We’d assume someone among the Diamondbacks, Phillies, Cubs, Brewers, Cardinals, and Marlins.
The Cardinals have Rick Ankiel, Skip Schumaker, and Ryan Ludwick all having great years in the outfield. The Cubs have been in the market for an outfielder, but already have Jim Edmonds and Kosuke Fukudome from the left side. The Brewers seem set in the outfield with Corey Hart, Mike Cameron, and Ryan Braun, though they’re all righthanded bats. The D-Backs are desperate for offense, and have been starting Chris Burke in each of the corner spots. The Marlins have a righty-heavy lineup, but I don’t see them interested in Giles with Luis Gonzalez on the bench. Similarly, the Phillies have Geoff Jenkins backing up the regulars.
My money is on the Diamondbacks as the “mystery team”.