Waiver Trade Explanations By Tim Dierkes | August 1, 2008 at 12:05pm CDT Trades can be made in August; it’s just that the rules are more complicated and limiting. Here are some helpful links. MLBTR’s post on waiver trade rules from ’06, based on a Steve Phillips article. Paul DePodesta explains the rules further on his blog. Eric Seidman offers a waiver wire primer at FanGraphs. In the near future we’ll definitely be discussing all the high-salaried waiver trade candidates for August.