2012 Qualifying Offers

Friday was decision day for clubs as they had until 4pm CST to extend qualifying offers to their free agents.  Players who received the one-year, $13.3MM offer now have until November 9th to accept the deal.  If the player turns down the offer and signs elsewhere, the team will get a compensatory draft pick in June.  Here's a look at the nine players who received offers this winter..


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  1. Budyzer 3 years ago

    Swisher should take that money !

    • dc21892 3 years ago

      Why? He’s going to find a multiyear deal somewhere.

      • LazerTown 3 years ago

        at a higher salary.

      • With the Yankees out of the market for Swisher, he is likely looking at a deal in the 5 year $75 million area. He is a FA which leads to surprise deals, but there are alot of good free agent outfielders so that will depress his value somewhat, In other years he might have been looking at an Eithier like deal.

        • Daniel Delvecchio 3 years ago

          He’s looking for guaranteed money so if his production declines in a couple of years, he’ll still get paid. It’s how FA’s in MLB work.

      • Budyzer 3 years ago

        Try enough but it was sarcasm lol

        • dc21892 3 years ago

          Oh, most of the time sarcasm is tough to pick up over the internet. My bad.

  2. Still don’t get why Cody Ross didn’t get a QO. Doesn’t really make sense.

    • Devern Hansack 3 years ago

      Because he’s average both offensively and defensively and is turning 32.

      • But they want him back, and he wants a multiyear deal. He probably would have declined anyway, as he’s probably looking for – and will get – a 2 year, $22M+ deal (or 3/$36M) and it would have given the Red Sox insurance.

        I really don’t see why they wouldn’t offer him 1 year at $13.3M. It’s not like they’re strapped for cash in 2013, and the fans loved him.

        • dc21892 3 years ago

          He might be looking for that, but if he wants that Boston has to move on. Not worth it. It would have been foolish to offer him a qualifying offer anyways because his aav will be less than 13.3.

          • Daniel Delvecchio 3 years ago

            He’d accept a qualifying offer because nobody would offer him for than $7.5M a season

          • dc21892 3 years ago

            Not really sure where you’re going with that. Not sure you replied to the right person.

        • LazerTown 3 years ago

          Because his salary won’t get that high. He will give you 20 hr and a .325 obp, not much more with terrible defense. Doubt anyone wants to pay him more than $10M and honestly that is an overpay. He was decent in the first half, but he really fell back down to his norm in the 2nd half.

        • Stuart Brown 3 years ago

          He’d be lucky to get more than $13.3MM over the length of his next contract. You’re looking at a guy that *maybe* will get $7MM a year. And that’s the absolute maximum.

    • LazerTown 3 years ago

      22 hr .326 obp, and awful defense. And that is all in one of his best seasons over his career.

      Sure they might want him back, but no way is ross worth anywhere close to $13.3M. 17th among ofer in WAR, and I wouldn’t even put it that high because his uzr was high this year, and pretty much most know he is below average defensively.

  3. LaRoche, Swisher, & Kuroda are players that may take that qualifying offer. If Swisher accepts it could blow the Yankees strategy for 2013.

    • LazerTown 3 years ago

      No way does swisher accept it, and even if he does the yankees would be thrilled. Don’t see how it would blow their strategy. He is their best non-trade, non-hamilton option out there.
      Laroche may take it, he had a terrific year, but he has struggled over recent seasons. Wouldn’t be surprised if Upton or Lohse accepted either, although I figure Lohse will want to take his career year to the bank.

      • Daniel Delvecchio 3 years ago

        Laroche should take it. Can’t see him getting more then 20M/2years on any other team.

  4. Bob Bunker 3 years ago

    edwin jackson didnt get one. that means him, sanchez, grienke, haren, marcum, and others dont require draft pick compensation. I think that is going to hurt teams interests in loshe. very interesting.

  5. Daniel Delvecchio 3 years ago

    The Jays have a protected 1st rounder so I expect them to sign Lohse.

  6. LTDm206 3 years ago

    Do teams signing new FAs who’ve got qualifying offers still forfeit a pick to do so?

  7. Sam 3 years ago

    Where’s Greinke? Why didn’t he get a qualifying offer?

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