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Rises from what it was last year?
It was expected to be in the $12.5 million range for its first season....All of the lucrative extensions have changed those numbers a bit in the ensuing months, though, and now, according to Buster Olney, the qualifying offer now sits at $13.3M-$13.4M instead.
Swisher might but I don't think he's worth it.
It discourages trades but encourages free agenc
At first blush that would seem to hurt small market teams more than big ones, but we'll see of course how it all plays out.
Wow, I can't think of a single average, post-FA CF of the last couple of years. Adam Jones buyout only pays him a bit over $14 M in his FA years; Granderson will only make $13 M next year.
These qualifying offers were all the same amount, regardless of player, as it was based on the average salaries of baseball’s top 125 paid players.
How many players would have been traded but weren't specifically because of the new compensation rules?
Greinke, Hamilton, Marcum?, Melky?, Montero?, Ortiz?
I think MLB should go the NFL franchise tag route and tie qualifying offer amounts to the average top 10 (15? 20?) at the players position. If multi-position then weight the averages based on games played at each spot. Seems like it would be a more accurate representation of the player's value.
Wasn't that the problem before though? Mediocre middle relievers like Russ Springer were netting FA comp as much as good players? If teams don't value relievers as much as power hitting DHs, I don't see why they should get equal footing in terms of compensation.
Weren't FA compensations based on offering arbitration previously?
My proposal would differentiate the cost of a qualifying offer by position. If on average top relievers make as much as top DH's then yes, the qualifying offer would be the same and a team would be stupid to offer that much to a mediocre middle reliever like Russ Springer.
But if you differentiate by position, the qualifying offer is going to be much, much lower for relievers than for outfielders, so you're going to get a lot of teams offering and probably receiving compensation for departing relievers. Why do we want that?
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