Free Agent Arbitration Offer Decisions

37 free agents were offered arbitration in November, but Jonathan Papelbon, Jose Reyes, Heath Bell, Rod Barajas, Clint Barmes, Matt CappsBruce Chen, David DeJesus, Ryan Doumit, Mark Ellis, Frank Francisco, Freddy Garcia, Aaron Harang, Ramon Hernandez, Jose Molina, Jon Rauch, and Mark Buehrle have already reached agreements.  The deadline is tonight at 11pm central time.  For MLBTR's handy chart that can be filtered by team, type, and whether the player was offered and/or accepted, click here.


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19 Comments on "Free Agent Arbitration Offer Decisions"


3 years 8 months ago

Maybe he could reunite with the Rays? Cheaper alternative for the M’s?

jrodhard
3 years 8 months ago

Good, I would rather they let him walk then give him 2 or 3 years and 10 million plus per season. It’s bad enough Hendry deffered 5 million of Pena’s 2011 salary to Jan of 11, saddling the new regime with an extra 5 mill in payroll.

I would rather give LaHair a shot and see what happends for 11 then over pay a dead end  veteran.

Jim McGrath
3 years 8 months ago

I wouldn’t be so quick on LaHair—he may be sent to Boston as comp for Theo.?! about time some comp comes to Beantowne for Theo–After saddling the Sox with the heavy duty contracts–I’d say if Hendry only left you with a $5 M bill that might have been a gift. (I do realize the Soriano’s, Zam Bran’s and Pena’s were substantial). You’ll like Theo esp. if he signs Prince.

Jim McGrath
3 years 8 months ago

I wouldn’t be so quick on LaHair—he may be sent to Boston as comp for Theo.?! about time some comp comes to Beantowne for Theo–After saddling the Sox with the heavy duty contracts–I’d say if Hendry only left you with a $5 M bill that might have been a gift. (I do realize the Soriano’s, Zam Bran’s and Pena’s were substantial). You’ll like Theo esp. if he signs Prince.

MB923
3 years 8 months ago

Sorry to go off topic, but it’s baseball related anyway. For those who didn’t hear, Tim McCarver just got the Ford Frick award for “excellence in broadcasting”

I can come up with a few abbreviations in my response to this.

OMG
LOL
WTF
SMH
FTL

0bsessions
3 years 8 months ago

Yeah, I saw that a few minutes ago. The AwfulAnnouncing Twitter account is going to have a field day with this one. The guy is officially the world’s worst sports broadcaster now that Joe Morgan’s out of a job.

MB923
3 years 8 months ago

Absolutely pathetic. I responded to your misunderstanding by the way about Montero/Manny in the other thread. I had to do the @ symbol and tag you because everything was getting cut off.

chico65
3 years 8 months ago

Seriously?

Who would have ever thought that there would be baseball-related voting results even more inexplicable than the gold glove? 

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start_wearing_purple
3 years 8 months ago

You forgot STFU.

tfsmag
3 years 8 months ago

Really loved Carlos’ defense and power last season, hated his batting average. The guy had the patience you’d expect out of a 1 or 2 hitter, but the lack of hits from the 4 hole killed us I think.

3 years 8 months ago

 Evidently, Pena thinks his .220 average is worth more than $10 mil?  Crazy.

Matty
3 years 8 months ago

28 dingers and an OPS over .800 despite his avg is actullay quite good, especially since he is a very good defender.

daveineg
3 years 8 months ago

Good?  Not really.  He also fanned 161 times, hit .133 off lefthanders, and had just 80 RBI batting either cleanup or 5th.

No team can win anything with that kind of production at 1B.

Todd Smith
3 years 8 months ago

I could see the Pirates jumping after Pena if (when) Lee declines his arbitration offer tonight.

Mikey Roederer
3 years 8 months ago

Pirates and Pena line up pretty well actually..
Theo has made one move so far, and netted the cubs more Draft Picks then Hendry did in three years, let the build up begin!!

smiting_god
3 years 8 months ago

The Ryan Madson situation is one of the more interesting story lines of this free agent class for me..Can you imagine if he accepted arbitration? Walk of shame for sure.

Phillies_Aces35
3 years 8 months ago

Jimmy Rollins said on his Twitter that he was declining (duh).

meinhardt1992
3 years 8 months ago

I think the Cubs should resign Derrek Lee…honestly i was sad to see him go…he was probably my favorite player back when he was a Cub…

meinhardt1992
3 years 8 months ago

I think the Cubs should resign Derrek Lee…honestly i was sad to see him go…he was probably my favorite player back when he was a Cub…