By Gem Tablak
No one on the major league roster.
This is a formality that all teams do once August 1st rolls around, I presume it was pushed back to August 2nd this year due to the trade deadline being pushed back one day.
So don’t expect the Mets to trade off TdA or Wilmer Flores, besides, the Mets used to put Mike Piazza on trade waivers every year. Why? Because they were exploring the options of trading Piazza?? No of course not.
To be quite honest, I don’t understand why this is a formality in the first place. I do understand the point of having a trade waivers period & I like the strategy behind the deals that end up coming to be, but why teams put players on waivers they have no intentions on selling in the first place just doesn’t make sense to me.
I expect the Mets will make a minor change or deal this August like Sandy has done in the past but I don’t expect them to trade away any of the 5 guys that was placed on trade waivers.