Our latest Elias Rankings projections are up, and 26 free agents are in line for Type A status:
In addition, Vladimir Guerrero, Kelly Johnson, Jimmy Rollins, Omar Infante, Adam Wainwright, Takashi Saito, and Octavio Dotel are near the Type A/B borderline.
The current list of 26 should shrink quite a bit. Options for Cano, Dempster, Farnsworth, Molina, Phillips, Soriano, Swisher, and Valverde are likely to take them off the free agent market.
Of the 18 remaining, not everyone will get an arbitration offer. Beltran contractually can't be offered, and there's a chance players such as Bell and Hernandez won't receive offers. It's likely that Capps, Cordero, Oswalt, and Rodriguez will not receive offers either. That drops the pool to about 11 free agents who would carry the cost of a draft pick. To sign a star like Fielder, Pujols, Reyes, or Sabathia, that's typically a minor factor. For the others, it reduces their bargaining power a bit.
Of the “leftovers” none is worth giving up a 1st round pick for.
Yea, they will all go unsigned.
I thought Beltran’s clause went away if Traded. The Padres may offer Bell arbitration because they know he’ll accept which would give them exclusive negotiating rights with him. I know Bell wants to remain a Padre but if someone offered Soriano money would he say no?
“Beltran contractually can’t be offered…”
Says it right in the article…
But there was speculation during trade season that it went away if traded. If you don’t know anything about the contract don’t reply
No, no compensation for him
Daren Olivier is a Type A and CJ Wilson isn’t??????
There appear to be some errors in the list.
There appears to be some errors in the rating system…
Starter vs relievers. Either way the compensory system needs to be foxed
Umm, how is Wainwright borderline?
Go read about how the ranking are figured. It’s off thaw past two years, so when you don’t pitch one it’s going to lower your number.
type A status for david ortiz is going to help boston bigtime in negotiations
It may also help with the Papelbon negotiations.
I am very pumped at the season he’s having in conjunction with his status. He’s having the kind of season where there’s no hesitation in offering arbitration and if he actually walks, look at all those draft picks.
Apply statement to Jonathan Papelbon, rinse, repeat.
our bullpen will need some help if papelbon walks, but our farm system won’t
And wainwrights option
Where is C J Wilson?
Jimmy will be a Type A…he’ll finish strong. It’ll be a shame if he doesn’t for the Phillies sake.