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Old 11-07-2017, 07:42 PM
Mohoney Mohoney is offline
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Default Qualifying offers 2017/2018 offseason thread

The following players received a one-year, $17.4 million qualifying offer:

Jake Arrieta
Lorenzo Cain
Mike Moustakas
Eric Hosmer
Wade Davis
Greg Holland
Lance Lynn
Alex Cobb
Carlos Santana

That is a ton of money for one season for a reliever. I wouldn’t be surprised if Davis or Holland took the deal, made an exorbitantly high salary for one year, and went into free agency again next year.
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Old 11-08-2017, 12:09 AM
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That is a ton of money for one season for a reliever. I wouldn’t be surprised if Davis or Holland took the deal, made an exorbitantly high salary for one year, and went into free agency again next year.
Except for the injury risk which is always there for pitchers. If I have a choice between a multi year deal at less money or a one year qualifying offer I know which one I'm taking.

All it takes is for me to blow out an arm and I'm toast after the qualifying offer expires at the end of the season.

Not worth the risk to me.
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Old 11-08-2017, 09:46 AM
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Except for the injury risk which is always there for pitchers. If I have a choice between a multi year deal at less money or a one year qualifying offer I know which one I'm taking.

All it takes is for me to blow out an arm and I'm toast after the qualifying offer expires at the end of the season.

Not worth the risk to me.
Well it all depends. Are you looking at 3 x 30 (10 per) or 3 x 21 (7 per).

If I am looking at 3 x 7 (7 per) I take the 17.5, because I make some of it up in interest with the time value of money and then I buy an insurance policy on my arm.

This is where you have to trust your agent and find out if you are looking at one of these crazy deals like Melancon got.
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