American League Free Agent Arbitration Offers

10 American League teams have free agent arbitration offer decisions to make, and we'll group them in this post.  For a fantastic customizable chart with all 65 Type A/B free agents and their decisions in real-time, click here.


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80 Comments on "American League Free Agent Arbitration Offers"


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comish4lif
4 years 7 months ago

Curious, if you are the Yankees, what’s the downside to offering him Arb? At worst, he gets a 1 year deal and it’s a shade overpriced. But can you really say overpriced and Yankees as if it’s going to hurt them?

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4 years 7 months ago

The only thing I can think of is maybe this is Cash’s way of sending a message to Jeter that he’s confident they will sign a multiyear deal?

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4 years 7 months ago

In most situations it would make sense, but my guess is that Jeter would see it as a slap in the face, and a multi-year deal would be out-of-the-question.

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alxn
4 years 7 months ago

They are probably worried that Jeter will take the huge pay day for 1 season and then they have to go through all this drama again next year.

It would probably make sense for Jeter to accept. Barring an injury he is going to get paid no matter what. If he takes the 1 year deal he could have a bounce back season and then force the Yankees to give him an even bigger contract.

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corkyciv
4 years 7 months ago

1 year deal in Boston. I’d die…..

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safari_punch
4 years 7 months ago

What if Jeter signed with the Mets?

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4 years 7 months ago

that’s a pretty big if, man.

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jimboslice9
4 years 7 months ago

Looks like a 12 point font to me.

On a more serious note: It’s an even bigger if, but I’ll say it, What if he signed with Boston?

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jwsox
4 years 7 months ago

really you would want jeter on the mets when they have jose? uless jeter moves to second(clearly from this drama his ego is too big for that, heck he would not move to 3rd when arod came to town, arod who at the time was the much much much much better SS)

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ToledoFan
4 years 7 months ago

Aren’t all 3 of the tiger’s arbitration cases Boras clients? I thought he didn’t accept arbitration. Also, I’m surprised they didn’t offer Laird arbitration at least. He’s looking for a full time role and the tigers only have a part time catching role open with their development of Avila.

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JohnPaulP
4 years 7 months ago

Never say never. The Rangers declined their half of a $9mm option on Guerrero who is a year younger than Ordonez and played a full season last year. Considering most 35+ year old DH types don’t get more than one year deals possibly with an option year, and Ordonez would force a team to give up a draft pick, it seems amazingly unlikely he could do better than what he could get in arbitration, considering his salary last year was something like 17.5mm. Boras may be cocky, but even he would accept that, and that would leave the Tigers in a bad situation.

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4 years 7 months ago

Laird will be looking for a very long time finding a full time role in the majors.

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Seligs_Boi
4 years 7 months ago

But Laird can drink with the best of them. Selig approves.

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Exposfan
4 years 7 months ago

Should the A’s go for Magglio? Seems it’ll be a good fit, even a better one instead of a ManRam..

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safari_punch
4 years 7 months ago

No.

The A’s owe Iwakuma $126 MM.

There won’t be enough money for Magglio, unless he wants to sit out for a year.

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4 years 7 months ago

What? The A’s don’t owe Iwakuma anything.

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Ferrariman
4 years 7 months ago

i think you got your units confused. The A’s might owe Iwakuma 126yen, which is about a $1.50 for the soda Billy Beane bought for Hisashi during negotiations.

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Ferrariman
4 years 7 months ago

i think you got your units confused. The A’s might owe Iwakuma 126yen, which is about a $1.50 for the soda Billy Beane bought for Hisashi during negotiations.

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jwsox
4 years 7 months ago

you are assuming last seasons manny was what he really is and not an injury fluke like boras is making it out to be…if so yes he is better but if last season was bad because of all his injuries then no manny is still better

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4 years 7 months ago

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