The Dodger made their first official moves with an eye on next season last night. Sunday was the deadline for teams to extend qualifying offers to their own free agents who meet certain criteria. Here’s how MLB.com’s Juan Toribio explains the financials of it.
A qualifying offer is a one-year deal worth the mean salary of MLB’s 125-highest-paid players. That value changes every season. This year, the value for the qualifying offer is $18.4 million.
With that, Corey Seager and Chris Taylor were officially extended the qualifying offer, which was mostly as expected. However, the club declined to extend the offer to Clayton Kershaw.
We break down the decisions and discuss what it means for all three players’ futures with the Dodgers. Plus who is the more important free agent? Corey Seager or Chris Taylor? And does Kershaw’s lack of an offer mean LA would consider moving on from the franchise icon?
WATCH: Dodgers Extend Offers to Seager & Taylor, Don’t Offer Kershaw, More Important Seager or CT3?
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