21 Teams Facing Tomorrow’s Arbitration Deadline

21 of baseball's 30 teams must make at least one decision prior to tomorrow's deadline for offering arbitration to free agents.  The Rays lead with nine eligible Type A or B free agents, six of which are relievers.  We'll have predictions and polls later today, but here's a team-by-team look.

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  1. wickedkevin 5 years ago

    If Theo thinks he is getting back V-mart for the future, then don’t offer arbitration to Tek. However, if Theo is not positive on V-mart returning, I’d offer arbitration to Tek. I don’t see anyone better for the team (on the FA market at least).

  2. bbxxj 5 years ago

    If your prediction is right and the Rays offer to those first six guys listed and they all sign somewhere else the Rays would get six sandwich picks and four first or second (or maybe lower) picks. They would then have 12 total first two round picks next year, crazy.

    • all depends on if the team they sign with also signs other Type A’s with a higher value

      • That’s why “bbxxj” mentioned “or second (or maybe lower).” They wouldn’t get first round picks if the signing team also signs a higher ranked free agent or their first round pick is protected.

  3. t3muj1n 5 years ago

    Derrek Lee is a Type A free agent.

  4. csg 5 years ago

    Didnt Derrek Lee get bumped to a Type A FA?

  5. Sky14 5 years ago

    Twins will not offer Hudson arb. I believe part of his contract was that the twins couldnt offer arbitration.

    • That applied only if he was an A.

      • Sky14 5 years ago

        okay, that makes sense…but they wont offer anyway because of casilla and the money but as a twins fan i would really like to see hudson back

  6. knoxfire30 5 years ago

    Konerko is a lock to be offered, aj is borderline and I hope the whitesox pass.

  7. T Morgan 5 years ago

    Although I seriously doubt the Braves offer Lee arbitration, on the premise that he would accept and they’d have a huge salary problem, why not? Last year they offered it to Soriano, and he accepted it. Then we traded him away for nothing (aka Jesse Chavez) but also payed nothing. Why not offer Lee arbitration, and if he does accept, I’m sure there is someone out there that might trade a bag of balls or something for him, and if he doesn’t accept, they get the picks.

    Note: Yes I know Soriano was probably a more desirable free agent than Lee.

    • stl_cards16 5 years ago

      I think most years your idea would be a good one. But this year there seems to be more average 1B/DH types available than there are jobs. So if a team knows the Braves have to get rid of him, I could see teams forcing their hand and making them at least eat some salary. Probably not worth the risk with Lee.

    • 1B/DH is a deep position in free agency. I’d rather us not risk it.

    • Under the circumstances, Lee would make a considerably larger amount of money in arbitration than through free agency, and other teams will not have any desire to pay him. Once he’s offered arbitration, a team can’t take that off the table in the event of a trade, and signing him to a deal that’s considerably less than his projected arbitration rate is highly unlikely.

      It’s a completely different case because Soriano wasn’t looking at $10-15MM, an amount that far exceeded his worth.

      Lee will probably only make $6-8MM in free agency (could be less), so no one’s going to want him for double that.


    • T Morgan 5 years ago

      I think that is a risk (this is response to both Jake and STL) just offering up a suggestion. The worst that could happen is eating a little salary, and the best is 1st round picks.

      • stl_cards16 5 years ago

        But I think it’s a no-brainer that he would accept. He would get more through arbitration for 1 year then he will get for 2 years on the open market. Just doesn’t seem like a strong play for the Braves. It isn’t a bad idea, I just don’t think there is much of a chance it works out in the Braves favor in this case.

  8. moonraker45 5 years ago

    I’d offer Frasor arbitration.. his salary isn’t outrageous, and even though its about a 99% chance he accepts, it will be nice to have him returning to the pen…

    …He met his wife here and is pretty adamant about wanting to stay in Toronto

  9. rockfordone 5 years ago

    White Sox will offer Putz and Paulie – the other two good-bye – Next is Jenks – HE GONE

  10. penpaper 5 years ago

    The Angels not getting one comp pick is depressing.

    • jt24 5 years ago

      yeah, but the angels having a protected 1st rounder while pursuing several type A free agents isn’t :)

    • TXHC 5 years ago

      No it isn’t. :)

  11. UPDATE! Jeff Zrebiec of the Baltimore Sun tells me Koji Uehara can be offered arbitration tomorrow if the Orioles so choose. Not that I expect them to.

    • OrangeCards 5 years ago

      Why wouldn’t they offer? You don’t expect them to because the FO if cheap, or because it would be a mistake?

  12. Assuming the Yankees offer Derek Jeter arbitration, it seems like it would be in his best interest to accept it. While nobody thinks he’s going to leave the Yankees, he would have a chance to prove that last year was simply an “off year” and sign a longer-term contract next fall. He’s not going anywhere else. But personal pride probably won’t allow that to happen.

    • moonraker45 5 years ago

      I’d bet my house that won’t happen.

      • 0bsessions 5 years ago

        Same here.

        Your house, not mine, of course. I’m an awful gambler.

      • 0bsessions 5 years ago

        Same here.

        Your house, not mine, of course. I’m an awful gambler.

  13. Encarnacion's Parrot 5 years ago

    Because John Buck signed with the Marlins before the 23rd, don’t the Jays get a supplimental pick anyways?

    • moonraker45 5 years ago

      yes they do, if a team signs them before its pretty much a lock that the team will offer that player arb.

      • Encarnacion's Parrot 5 years ago

        That’s what I figured, but i was mislead with the article. I thought it was about players who will face the decision, not all FA’s in general.

  14. Pawsdeep 5 years ago

    Can someone please explain to me the thought process as to why the Tigers wouldn’t offer arbitration to Maglio?

    • snapcase8p 5 years ago

      Probably because he will get 10-15 mil through arb. When in reality, at best he probably will only get a deal similar to Damon’s last year. 2/15 is what I would give Maggs. And the second year is only because I’m a Tiger fan and he did good things for us. Anywhere else he’s getting a 1 yr incentive laden deal.

  15. Brian 5 years ago

    Why wouldn’t the Giants offer arbitration to both Huff and Uribe? They’re obviously trying to bring them back, but they’re being pursued by other teams so there is a chance the Giants would lose them. Might as well be compensated for losing them.

    • Re-read the article… “The Giants will attempt to retain both players, and there’s no reason not to offer arbitration.” means that they should be getting offered arbitration.. English is a hard language sometimes, i know…

      • Ryan T Cain 5 years ago

        “English is a hard language sometimes, i know…”

        ouch, negative energy

  16. TXHC 5 years ago

    The Rangers should offer arb to Vlad, Frankie, and Lee. Frankie MIGHT accept, but Vlad and Lee won’t. Lee for obvious reasons, and Vlad because he’s looking for at least a 2 year deal right now. Frankie might think he can get a longer deal on the open market and might decline especially given what Joaquin Benoit just got.

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