On Wednesday, the non-tender deadline will occur. Basically, that’s when teams decide whether to offer a contract to the unsigned players on their 40-man roster. Players not tendered a contract become free agents. Past non-tenders include David Ortiz, Rick Ankiel, Joel Pineiro, Ryan Franklin, Ryan Spilborghs, and David Eckstein. Usually at least a few useful guys are unearthed.
Here’s my initial crack at a list of non-tender candidates.
- Note that I tried to limit the list to names I found interesting. I came across some additional candidates but left them out as they didn’t seem worthy. No need to debate the worth of Jae Seo (on the list) vs. Kirk Saarloos (not on the list).
- Comment fodder: Any interesting names I missed? Which player will turn out to be the best of the non-tender class? Who will get the biggest free agent contract?