Market Fresh, Market Watch, or whatever


Lots of action on the recently DFA’d guys guys so I thought I put together a quick post to sum things up before I get to work on something else.

Before I get into the recap though, I wanted to give some extra pub to our Phillies blogger, Justin Klugh.  Today he published Despite Asshole Groundhog, Phils Sign Guzman.  I hope you will take the time to read the entire thing, but I have to quote the following section.

"And what we’re left with is six more weeks of waking up in a stagnant, frozen hell; where the sleet rapes the earth and the streets are haunted by the howl of homicidal wind gusts, summoned solely to grab commuters by the collar and force a raw, frigid tongue down their throats.  All thanks to a terrified, buck toothed rodent without the brain capacity to escape a goofy old man in a top hat."

That’s good stuff!  Now on to the recap …

Off the Market:

  • Baltimore Orioles RHP-Dennis Sarfate (29) cleared waivers and was outrighted to Norfolk.
  • San Diego Padres RHP-Mike Ekstrom (26) was claimed off waivers by the Tampa Bay Rays.
  • Seattle Mariners 1B-Tommy Everidge (26) was outrighted to Tacoma.
  • Washington Nationals RHP-Marco Estrada (26) was claimed off waivers by the Milwaukee Brewers.

Still on the Market:

  • 2B-Gregorio Petit (25), Oakland Athletics
  • OF-Willy Taveras (28), Oakland Athletics
  • LHP-Dana Eveland (26), Oakland Athletics
  • RHP-Gaby Hernandez (23), Seattle Mariners
  • 1B-Jesus Guzman (25) was DFA’d by the San Francisco Giants on January 22nd.  It has been over 10 days but I haven’t seen any update on him, so I’m not exactly sure of his status.

New to the Market:

  • The Milwaukee Brewers DFA’d RHP-Tim Dillard (26) to make room for newly claimed Marco Estrada.


I’m now off to work on the 2009 edition of Royals Rotten Decade.  With any luck I will get it published before I fall asleep tonight, though I make no promises on that.

(Wally Fish is the lead blogger for Kings of Kauffman and FanSided’s MLB Director.  Subscribe to his RSS feed and add him on Twitter to follow him daily.)