Qualifying Offers Will Be Worth $13.3MM

OCTOBER 20: It has been determined that qualifying offers need to be worth $13.3MM this offseason, reports Jon Heyman of CBSSports.com (on Twitter).

AUGUST 1: Qualifying offers for free agents will be in the $13.3-$13.4MM range, ESPN.com's Buster Olney reports (on Twitter). The value of the qualifying offers is based on the salaries of the 125 best-paid MLB players, and had been expected to fall in the $12.5MM range.

Teams must make free agents qualifying offers to be eligible for draft pick compensation. Teams obtain one supplementary round draft pick if a player turns down a qualifying offer to sign elsewhere. I explained qualifying offers in detail earlier this year.

Mike Axisa contributed to this post.

13 Responses to Qualifying Offers Will Be Worth $13.3MM Leave a Reply

  1. Taylor Haberle 3 years ago

    That’s pretty high

    • Lionel Bossman Craft 3 years ago

      For the players not worth it, why not make it 2 years 13.5 million. For the replacement players of the world.

      • Has to average an annual amount of $13.5, so a 2 year contract would have to be $27 million otherwise team could offer a 50 year contract at $270, 000 per year and qualify.

        • Lionel Bossman Craft 3 years ago

          I meant 13.5 split between the 2. Its just absurd that the majority of these players get shouldnt get 13.5 million.

  2. Dayan 3 years ago

    The 13.3 MM have to be for only one year or a team can offer 2 years for 15 million?

    • vtadave 3 years ago

      1 year, $13.3 million or zero. Those are the options.

      • LazerTown 3 years ago

        no, offer must be at least that aav. Teams don’t have to lowball it, it is just that many probably will throw that offer out there to get the pick.

  3. nm344 3 years ago

    How many are going to get the offer? Hamilton, Soriano, Swisher, Bourn, Upton. Anyone else?

    • Lohse with Cards most likely, not sure Swisher or Upton as both may accept and hope to build value next year with less free agent OF’s on the market in 2013.

      • GasLampGuru 3 years ago

        Swisher will get it and decline, he’s all about free agency and I think the way Yankee fans treated him in the post season soured him on NY. My guess is Upton gets the same offer and declines. Both will get mutli-year deals as free agents.

      • LazerTown 3 years ago

        I don’t think Lohse will get offered it. Swisher probably will, because he will get more in FA. Upton, some think he will, I just don’t see it though.
        Lohse had 2 good years in a row and he is worth it? Lohse is 34 and was at most a backend starter until 2011, and his xFIP really doesn’t look good for him to repeat his stellar year.

        Also if Swisher accepted that amount the Yankees would be thrilled. There is no way he would accept that offer.

  4. Harris K. 3 years ago

    The new draft pick compensation method is just so off base it’s not even funny. They needed to edit the method used to determine who was type A/B because crappy guys shouldn’t be, but that was the only change needed to the old system. In a league without a true salary cap, there needs to be a way to balance out the talent differences between big market and small market teams. That is now gone. Bad timing for the new system for the Yankees, because they would have had 3 likely type A guys in Swisher, Kuroda, and Soriano. Although if Soriano was type A, he probably would not opt out.

    • johnsilver 3 years ago

      Guess the league got tired of “small market” Tampa signing half a dozen discarded middle relievers every off season, offering them arbitration, then getting 8-10 of the top 100 picks every draft…

      Come to think of it? That is how small market teams could have built up their farm systems, but the rest were too cheap (or smart) to see something right before their very eyes and a few just cried until they changed it horribly bad for everyone..

      Now teams can thank the Houston’s, Padres etc.. The ones that never bothered developing a functional draft/development system and figured it was better to cry about something in place that worked than improve.

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