National League Free Agent Arbitration Offers

11 National 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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4 years 9 months ago

I think he’ll decline. Finally time for him to cash in on a multi-year deal (hopefully not by the Mets).

MetsEventually
4 years 9 months ago

Draft pick will be nice too. Fuentes/Choate to replace him?

4 years 9 months ago

I like the idea of Fuentes just because he could steal lefty saves from Krod (so as not to have that terrible option become guaranteed).

Slopeboy
4 years 9 months ago

Don’t you think K-Rod will punch out Collins if he’s deprived of his vesting opportunities?

start_wearing_purple
4 years 9 months ago

Depends, are they related?

BravesRed
4 years 9 months ago

That deserves a “like”.

start_wearing_purple
4 years 9 months ago

Depends, are they related?

4 years 9 months ago

just watched sandy talk on sny. warthen’s back next year, hojo’s not. it’s good to see that he is not giving into the 86 reunion stuff on the big league club, and just making the moves that he feels will help the players the most. it would be kind of cool to see mookie wilson as the bench/first base coach though

Slopeboy
4 years 9 months ago

’86 reunion stuff is out, but pre ’86 is OK ?
As much as I love Mookie, he’s not bench coach material and we saw him at 1B before, so I’ll pass this time around, Thank you.

4 years 9 months ago

pre ’86? huh? but i don’t think he’ll actually be hired, i just think the idea of him being the first base coach is funny, seeing as the most memorable moment of his career happened around there. i wasn’t aware he was the mets first coach before

BravesRed
4 years 9 months ago

Actually, O’Brien is off this week. Carroll Rogers wrote that.

Guest
4 years 9 months ago

de la Rosa can be really good or be a really bad contract.. A team not contending won’t benefit from signing him, so a team is giving up a 1st round pick and banking on a guy whos never pitched 200 innings in a season. I love his stuff but theres a lot of negative coming with it.

letsgogiants
4 years 9 months ago

With De La Rosa, hes got good stuff, but he has an unconsistent delivery and can be wild at times which result in many walks. He got a good fastball thats in the mid 90s along with a good slider and cutter thats in the low 90s. When hes throwing strikes, he can breeze through a lineup and put zero’s on the board. However, he can tend to be wild which holds him back from being a really good starter. Also, injuries have dampered him throughout his career, another set back for De La Rosa. He kinda reminds me of Jonathan Sanchez, another lefty who struggled with his command but is effective when throwing strikes. It would be a mistake if he was signed for any more than a 2-year deal given how inconsistent hes been in the past. However, a postive sign going into 2011 is that in the second half of last season, he put up a 4.01 while hitters hit just .230 on him. Not great, but solid for a mid of the rotation starter.

De La Rosa is probably the biggest high risk, high reward type of player on the market. De La Rosa does have a lot of upside, given the fact he throws left handed, has unhittable stuff, and has the ability to strike many guys out. However, he also can be very erratic with his control, is unconsistent, and has struggled at times to stay healthy. Like you said, he is a type A free agent, which makes an investment in him even riskier. I think it would benefit him if he pitched in a pitchers park behind a good defense. The Mariners could be a good destination for him. Playing in pitcher friendly Safeco Field and having one of the best defenses behind him should benefit him.

Gumby65
4 years 9 months ago

Derek Lee should get quite a few ‘decent’ offers without the compensation tag.

melonis_rex
4 years 9 months ago

AAA lifer Anthony Jackson for a supplemental draft pick in a loaded draft would be an awesome trade for the Rockies. Get some talent out of a zero value piece. At the worst, if he accepts you get a pretty good reliever for about 4-5MM–which is about fair market rate for a setup guy, but only on a 1 year commitment.

4 years 9 months ago

if you think you’re getting a pretty good reliever out of Dotel, you’re mistaken. If you think anyone near Octavio Dotel’s talent level is worth $4-5M, you’re more mistaken. 2010 George Sherrill waves hello.

azdsnd
4 years 9 months ago

As much as I understand Dodger fans being bitter at Dotel for his lack of success during his short stint there, don’t blame Dotel, a serviceable set-up guy, for yet another of Ned Colletti’s dumb moves.

Dotel is basically the same guy he’s always been. Misses a ton of bats, walks a ton of guys, and gives up a ton of homers. But that has value in short stints.

penpaper
4 years 9 months ago

All good decisions except Dotel.

pastlives
4 years 9 months ago

a first baseman with a .320 OBP in a flooded 1B/DH market getting an opportunity to regain some value on a 1 year deal north of 6M? enjoy LaRoche next year, D-back fans.

or am i missing something?

Ferrariman
4 years 9 months ago

its really not a first base/DH class. Thome, Guerrero, Matsui, etc…none of those guys play the field.

alxn
4 years 9 months ago

Lance Berkman, Derrek Lee, Carlos Pena, Russell Branyan, Ty Wigginton, Lyle Overbay, Xavier Nady, Jorge Cantu, Paul Konerko, Nick Johnson, Adam Dunn, Troy Glaus

azdsnd
4 years 9 months ago

I’m just as stunned. Particularly since we already turned down a mutual option for a net $6MM (LaRoche accepted his half of it). So why offer arb when chances are he accepts (considering, again, that he accepted his half of the mutual option) and simply gets paid more money than the originally-planned $6MM???

D-backs just messed up their off-season budget.

4 years 9 months ago

I hope D’Backs cold land Lee if we cant get Konerko….hope LaRoche decline
De la Rosa is the clone of Oli Perez !!!

jimboslice9
4 years 9 months ago

I think your forgetting the mental aspect of the De La Rosa-Perez comparison. That, and Perez was never as good as De La Rosa is now.

oleosmirf
4 years 9 months ago

Perez’s 07 and 04 season are much better than De La Rosa ever had

jimboslice9
4 years 9 months ago

I understand that those seasons are statistically better, but its those seasons, and those seasons only, out of a nine year career. He was playing over his talent level those two years.However, with De La Rosa’s stats there is a trend of steady improvement in almost all category’s, and he is a much more effective pitcher than Perez was in those two seasons.I may not have seen Perez’s 2004 season, but his 2007 season was painful to watch. It may have ended up okay, but that season screamed that there was no chance of repeating the performance.Stat wise, Perez’s seasons were better. Stuff wise,, no they weren’t.

Also, Perez’s BB/9 in 2003 was 5.5, and was 5.4 in 2006. In 2004 his BB/9 rate was 3.7, and in 2007 it was 4.0. And Perez is not a guy who suddenly finds control. Having a 1.8 BB/9 or 1.4 BB/9 drop is luck, and it is not a negligible difference when your average difference between seasons is 0.38 BB/9 higher than the previous season. Take out the year with a 3 BB/9 spike, and you still get an average of .05 BB/9 higher. Perez has only really been effective when he has had low walk rates, which has, for the most part, been complete luck.

bobbybaseball
4 years 9 months ago

Tim, where are the following: Manny Delcarmen, Eric Hinske & Hideki Okajima? Aren’t these guys eligible for arb?

letsgogiants
4 years 9 months ago

I think you’re missing the title. This is National League Free Agent Arbitration Offers. Check under American League Free Agent Arbitration Offers.

Yucavich
4 years 9 months ago

Eric Hinske is most certainly an NL player.

bobbybaseball
4 years 9 months ago

Hinske would be NL. But I did check and none of these guys are listed yet they are eligible for arb.

4 years 9 months ago

Plus Fuentes is latin… so he fits in with the mets

Bob George
4 years 9 months ago

With Minaya gone I think the Mets will have fewer latin players.

Bob George
4 years 9 months ago

With Minaya gone I think the Mets will have fewer latin players.

gigantes2425
4 years 9 months ago

But he’s from Modesto, CA. He’s not the type of Latin player from the D.R.

gigantes2425
4 years 9 months ago

But he’s from Modesto, CA. He’s not the type of Latin player from the D.R.

Greg Smith
4 years 9 months ago

Who really signs with the Mets and has long term success?

bigpat
4 years 9 months ago

Why do the Dodgers offer no one arbitration every year? They have a modest payroll but act very cheap. Podsednik wasn’t going to accept and even if he did, you’d have a cheap 4th outfielder who can spot start as well. Same thing with Barajas. Padilla isn’t that bad but he’d probably be too expensive for a 5th starter and might accept if offered.

bigpat
4 years 9 months ago

Why do the Dodgers offer no one arbitration every year? They have a modest payroll but act very cheap. Podsednik wasn’t going to accept and even if he did, you’d have a cheap 4th outfielder who can spot start as well. Same thing with Barajas. Padilla isn’t that bad but he’d probably be too expensive for a 5th starter and might accept if offered.

redlake
4 years 9 months ago

Dodgers really should bring Padilla back.