Originally written on MyTeamRivals.com  |  Last updated 7/28/14
The Toronto Blue Jays have gained some attention as they have claimed several players off waivers since the season started. All teams use waivers as a measurement of the talent they have on the bottom part of their 40 man roster. If a player removed from another team can help a team, it is the reason players are claimed. All teams have interest in upgrading their rosters. The Jays drew some negative reviews when they claimed Casper Wells on waivers from the Seattle Mariners only to designate him for assignment. Wells traveled from Seattle to Toronto, found out he was removed from the 40 man roster and that the Blue Jays had ten days to release or trade him. He spent the better part of a month in limbo and did not play during that time. So the question is asked, why would a team claim a player on waivers if they had no interest keeping him? When asked about the odd amount of waiver claims, General Manager Alex Anthopoulos says he is simply trying to add depth to his farm system, ...
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