Today, baseball teams had to decide wether they wanted to offer their pending free agents a qualifying offer. A qualifying offer is a one-year, $15.3 million contract offered to a player that spent the entire season with the team offering him one. Players that decline qualifying offers are then subject to draft pick compensation, which means that their new destination (if it is somewhere other than their former team), would have to give up its top, unprotected pick. His former team would receive an extra draft pick. Players have a week (November 10) to decide whether they want to agree to the contract.
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