Unkn0wn

MLB Offseason

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And so it begins. Here are some dates to know

  • Nov. 3: Beginning at 9 a.m. ET, teams will have an exclusive five-day negotiation window with their impending free agents.
  • Nov. 7: By 5 p.m. ET, teams must submit qualifying offers to their upcoming free agents. The QO is worth $17.2MM, up from $15.8MM last year. This is also the deadline for clubs to exercise their 2017 options over players whose contracts include them.
  • Nov. 8-10: General managers’ meetings in Scottsdale, Ariz. While not as active as December’s Winter Meetings, the groundwork for many trades and signings will take place here, and a few moves figure to be completed.
  • Nov. 8: Free agents become eligible to sign with any team.
  • Nov. 14: Players must choose to accept or reject qualifying offers by 5 p.m. ET. Those who decline will become free agents.
  • Dec. 1: The collective bargaining agreement between the league and the players’ union expires. Click here for the latest on CBA negotiations.
  • Dec. 2: Deadline for teams to decide whether to tender contracts to their arbitration-eligible players. The free agent market should expand to some degree on this day, albeit with relatively minor names.
  • Dec. 4-8: Winter Meetings in National Harbor, Md. This period is among the most chaotic of the year for those who follow trades and free agency — often even more so than the days leading up to the non-waiver trade deadline. 

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Nat's pick up Gio's option.

Royals pick up options on Davis and Escobar

Rangers will offer the QO to Desmond

Mets will give a QO to Walker

Cardinals will not offer Moss the QO

Boston picks up the option on Buchholz

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Yeah but he finished strong. He had an ERA of 3.14 of September. If you stretch it out a little bit into August he finished with a 2.86 ERA. Still he'll cost Boston $13M.

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Tigers get Victor Alcantara in return. Tigers weren't going to pick up Maybin's option so they got something out of it. Alcantara has a big arm but has no control of it. 503 career minor league innings, 250 walks and a 4.60 ERA

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52 minutes ago, Unkn0wn said:

Nat's pick up Gio's option.

Royals pick up options on Davis and Escobar

Rangers will offer the QO to Desmond

Mets will give a QO to Walker

Cardinals will not offer Moss the QO

Boston picks up the option on Buchholz

That means they know he won't sign with them and they will get a first round compensatory pick

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Kendrys Morales and Edison Volquez declined their options for 2017. The Royals declined their option on Kris Medlen. 

I'd love to see the Braves take a low risk chance on Medlen.

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3 hours ago, Unkn0wn said:

Kendrys Morales and Edison Volquez declined their options for 2017. The Royals declined their option on Kris Medlen. 

I'd love to see the Braves take a low risk chance on Medlen.

He had shoulder issues this year. Sorry Meds, but no thanks.

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Pat Neshek traded from the Astros the Phillies for cash or a PTBNL. Phillies picked up Neshek's $6.5M option. @K26dp, IMO that's way too much to be paying a non elite bullpen arm. But I'm perfectly comfortable with paying a guy like Withrow $1.2M (projected Arbiration number). Especially when he pitched well.

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14 hours ago, Unkn0wn said:

Kendrys Morales and Edison Volquez declined their options for 2017. The Royals declined their option on Kris Medlen. 

I'd love to see the Braves take a low risk chance on Medlen.

I think the Rangers might be interested in their former farm hand.  They explored trade possibilities for him last season.  

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