This move is one of the least surprising moves you’ll see all offseason for the Dodgers. According to MLB insider Jon Heyman, LA has or will extend a qualifying offer to free agent shortstop Corey Seager.
Corey Seager will of course get the qualifying offer. None of the big 4 SS who are eligible to get one, including Seager, will take it.
— Jon Heyman (@JonHeyman) November 7, 2021
The move is essentially a formality at this point. Seager will have time to accept the $18.4 million deal for one year or reject and officially officially enter free agency. …as opposed to just officially.
Notably, Sunday is the last day for teams to issue qualifying offers to eligible players. For the Dodgers, Seager joins Clayton Kershaw and Chris Taylor as LA’s QO eligible players. If Seager rejects the qualifying offer, the Dodgers would receive draft pick compensation if he signs with any other team. At least under the current structuring of the collective bargaining agreement.
The CBA expires on December 1st.
Teams have until 12PM PT on Sunday to extend qualifying offers to players. Players will have until November 17th to accept reject the offers.
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