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Thursday, November 14, 2019

Accept or decline? Every qualifying offer decision

Jake Odorizzi and José Abreu accept.

Jim Furtado Posted: November 14, 2019 at 07:27 PM | 10 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. Barry`s_Lazy_Boy Posted: November 14, 2019 at 11:52 PM (#5901310)
I think the consensus was that Will Smith should immediately accept.

Instead, he turned it down and quickly signed with Atlanta for 3/$39.
   2. Dr. Vaux Posted: November 15, 2019 at 12:52 AM (#5901315)
That involves giving up a draft pick and international bonus money, doesn't it? I would have thought he wouldn't get signed till June.
   3. MuttsIdolCochrane Posted: November 15, 2019 at 05:21 AM (#5901322)
Abreu............Why?
   4. jmurph Posted: November 15, 2019 at 09:12 AM (#5901357)
I can't believe the Giants got away with the Smith thing. Good call by them, I guess.
   5. jmurph Posted: November 15, 2019 at 09:13 AM (#5901358)
Abreu............Why?

He'll play next year at 33 and probably won't be worth the QO?
   6. Nasty Nate Posted: November 15, 2019 at 10:12 AM (#5901378)
Abreu............Why?
The most likely answer is that he is betting on himself. If he thinks that the best realistic deal he could get is something like 2/$28m or 3/$36m, he can be a pure free agent next year and only have to beat 1/$11m or 2/$19 to "win" his bet. And he doesn't have to switch teams from the only franchise he has been with.
   7. PreservedFish Posted: November 15, 2019 at 10:16 AM (#5901380)
Smith signed before the deadline. He must have told the Braves that he would accept the QO if they didn't meet his asking price. They did, he signed. The QO was his fallback. I bet there was never any chance that he would let himself get Keucheled.
   8. jmurph Posted: November 15, 2019 at 10:53 AM (#5901396)
Smith signed before the deadline. He must have told the Braves that he would accept the QO if they didn't meet his asking price. They did, he signed. The QO was his fallback. I bet there was never any chance that he would let himself get Keucheled.

Confirmed in the other thread (by Rosenthal, via Nasty Nate):
Will Smith’s agent, Jeff Berry of CAA, effectively used the qualifying offer as leverage, telling interested teams he wanted a deal by today’s deadline or Smith would accept the one-year, $17.8M offer from #SFGiants. In the end, the #Braves bit.
   9. PreservedFish Posted: November 15, 2019 at 11:05 AM (#5901400)
Very smart of him.
   10. DCA Posted: November 15, 2019 at 11:05 AM (#5901401)
Abreu............Why?

Reports are that he likes playing for the White Sox. Maybe he just wants to stay.

Accepting the QO guarantees that he stays at least more one year. It doesn't foreclose the possibility that he can sign an extension to make it a 3/$40 or 4/$50 contract instead, and might actually increase his leverage for getting a longer deal.

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