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Just something I found which I think can result in a lot of speculation... :whistle

 

Walker puts house on market

 

Rockies' Walker puts home on market

 

Associated Press

DENVER -- Colorado Rockies slugger Admin Walker has put his Denver-area home on the market for $8.3 million.

 

Walker paid $4.65 million for the eight-bedroom, nine-bathroom house on six acres in Evergreen in 1999. Walker has said he plans to spend more time at his home in West Palm Beach, Fla.

 

Walker, the 1997 National League MVP, missed the first 10 weeks of the season with a groin strain. During his rehabilitation, he found the body of a drug dealer on his property while he was out with his young daughter.

 

The homicide remains under investigation.

 

Walker, 37, recently vetoed a deal that would have sent him to the Texas Rangers.

 

A real estate listing says the property in the foothills west of Denver has a carriage house, garage space for eight cars, a media room, wet bar and sauna. The property is zoned to allow horses.

 

If Walker's recent Jefferson County property tax bill is an indication, the buyers can expect to pay about $18,500 in taxes each year.

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The way ENC is doing a 85% effective Admin Walker wouldn't be any harm...still be better...am in favor of bringing Admin walker to be one of the pieces to this championship team. But denver post has mentioned that the Yankees are interested in his services also.

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Remember the way waivers work:

 

From About.com

 

A waiver is permission for a professional athletic club to assign a player to the minor leagues or release/trade a player from the club, granted only after all other clubs have been given the opportunity to claim the player and have not done so.

 

After July 31, a player will have to ?clear waivers? in order to be traded, sent to the minors, etc. A player will clear waivers if he has not been claimed by another team after three business days following the date waivers were requested. Once a player has cleared waivers, he can be sent to the minors, released, or traded.

 

A player can be placed on waivers after three years of big-league service. Once those three years are served, and assuming he is added to the 40-man roster, his club then has what are called "options" on him. When you hear that a player has options, that means he can be sent to the minors if he is underperforming. When you hear that a player is "out of options," that means he's been on the 40-man roster during three different seasons, and to be sent down to the minors, he'll have to placed on waivers and then clear them. "To be put on waivers" means that every MLB team has a shot of "claiming" him. (Your name is added to a waiver list of available players). "To clear waivers" means that the player was not chosen by any other big-league club. Team executives place players on waivers with hopes of ridding the club of high salaries and/or unwanted performers.

 

If a player does NOT clear waivers, that means another team has claimed him. However, the player's original club can withdraw the waiver request (this would probably happen if Boston tried to claim a New York Yankee off waivers). If the club doesn't withdraw the waiver request, the player's contract is assigned in the following manner: a) If only one claim is entered, the player's contract is assigned to that claiming club. b) If more than one club in the same league makes claims, the club currently lower in the standings gets the player. c) If clubs in both leagues claim the player, preference shall always go to the club in the same league as the club requesting waivers. If a player clears waivers, that means that every other team took a pass. Now, the players' initial team can do with the player's contract as it pleases.

 

This generally means one of three things: 1) They can send him to the minors (subject to his consent if he's a veteran player) 2) They can release him, which makes the player a free agent and thus available to sign with any team. 3) They can trade him to another team, even if the so-called "trading deadline" has passed. Any trades made after July 31 may only involve players who have cleared waivers.

 

 

In other words, if the Yankees and Marlins claim Walker off waivers, preference is first given to the Marlins since both teams are in the NL. If other teams in the NL claim him, the club currently lower in the standings has preference. For example, if the Braves and Marlins claim Walker off waivers, the Marlins still have preference. No team without the ability to make a trade for a player with such a hefty contract will risk claiming a player like Walker off waivers just for the heck of it...

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But we would never claim him because we wouldn't take on his full salary. We are hoping that he clears waivers, and then we can resume negotiations with the rockies. That way they pay part of his salary in exchange for players. But the Yankees would be willing to claim him, hope that the rockies don't withdraw him, and then pay his full salary and not have to trade anyone. This is why I see the Yankees "blocking" us from geting him. Though, their "blocking" would be incidental because we are not good enough to warrant them worrying about who we get.

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But we would never claim him because we wouldn't take on his full salary. We are hoping that he clears waivers, and then we can resume negotiations with the rockies. That way they pay part of his salary in exchange for players. But the Yankees would be willing to claim him, hope that the rockies don't withdraw him, and then pay his full salary and not have to trade anyone. This is why I see the Yankees "blocking" us from geting him. Though, their "blocking" would be incidental because we are not good enough to warrant them worrying about who we get.

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The Yankees cannot block us if both teams claim Walker and he clears waivers because a NL team would have preference over an AL team (see above). The only way they can do it is by paying Walker's salary, and I don't see them adding another 12 to 15 million to their budget. They didn't add Randy Johnson for that same reason and went after Loaiza instead. Money is a bigger issue with the Marlins, but before the trading deadline it was reported both teams, the Rockies and the Marlins, were only 1 million apart in discussions.

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But we would never claim him because we wouldn't take on his full salary. We are hoping that he clears waivers, and then we can resume negotiations with the rockies. That way they pay part of his salary in exchange for players. But the Yankees would be willing to claim him, hope that the rockies don't withdraw him, and then pay his full salary and not have to trade anyone. This is why I see the Yankees "blocking" us from geting him. Though, their "blocking" would be incidental because we are not good enough to warrant them worrying about who we get.

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Something else I forgot to add. We don't need to take on Walker's full salary if he clears waivers (again, see explanation of how waivers work above). If he clears waivers, the Rockies can either send him to the minors (not happening), release him (not even in their wildest dreams), or trade him (more possible).

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But we would never claim him because we wouldn't take on his full salary.? We are hoping that he clears waivers, and then we can resume negotiations with the rockies.? That way they pay part of his salary in exchange for players.? But the Yankees would be willing to claim him, hope that the rockies don't withdraw him, and then pay his full salary and not have to trade anyone.? This is why I see the Yankees "blocking" us from geting him.? Though, their "blocking" would be incidental because we are not good enough to warrant them worrying about who we get.

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The Yankees cannot block us if both teams claim Walker and he clears waivers because a NL team would have preference over an AL team (see above). The only way they can do it is by paying Walker's salary, and I don't see them adding another 12 to 15 million to their budget. They didn't add Randy Johnson for that same reason and went after Loaiza instead. Money is a bigger issue with the Marlins, but before the trading deadline it was reported both teams, the Rockies and the Marlins, were only 1 million apart in discussions.

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The Marlins will have to paid Walker the remainer of his contract if the Marlins claim walker off the waivers.There no way the Marlins claim Walker off the waivers.

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