The Los Angeles Dodgers extended the $ 18.4 million qualifying offer for the 2022 season for Corey Seager and Chris Taylor ahead of the deadline, but as expected, both players turned it down in favor of continuing with free agency.
Since the qualifying offer was implemented in 2012, only 11 out of 110 players who were extended to one accepted to accept it. The Dodgers have offered the one-year deal to 10 players, the first of which was Hanley Ramirez in 2014.
He rejected it and signed a $ 88 million four-year contract with the Boston Red Sox.
Ramirez’s departure gave the Dodgers a compensatory pick in the first round of the 2015 MLB Draft, which was spent on Kyle Funkhouser. However, he did not sign with the team after choosing to return to Louisville for his senior season.
The following year, LA expanded the qualifying offer to Brett Anderson, Zack Greinke and Howie Kendrick. Of the three players, only Anderson accepted the $ 15.8 million one-year pact.
Greinke ended up signing a $ 206.5 million six-year contract with the Arizona Diamondbacks, resulting in the Dodgers receiving another compensatory draft pick. That selection went to Will Smith, who has since proven to be one of the league’s top catchers.
Kendrick signed a $ 20 million two-year contract with the Philadelphia Phillies, but the Dodgers received no additional compensation.
In 2016, LA expanded the qualifying offer to Kenley Jansen and Justin Turner. Both rejected it, but continued to sign with the organization again.
After failing to make the qualifying bid for any player in 2017, the Dodgers extended the one-year deal to Yasmani Grandal and Hyun-Jin Ryu the following year.
Grandal rejected it and eventually signed a $ 18.25 million one-year contract with Milwaukee Brewers. The Dodgers received a compensatory pick and selected Jimmy Lewis in the second round of the 2019 MLB Draft.
Ryu, meanwhile, accepted the $ 17.9 million one-year offer for the 2019 season and turned a career season with the Dodgers into a four-year deal with the Toronto Blue Jays the following winter.
LA did not make a qualifying bid for any player during the 2019 and 2020 offseasons.
Evaders issue compensation if Seager and / or Taylor sign elsewhere
Aside from potential changes to the current system of a new Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA), the Dodgers will receive compensatory choices after the fourth round of the 2022 MLB Draft if Seager and / or Taylor sign elsewhere this offseason.
That’s because LA was one of two teams that exceeded the $ 210 luxury tax limit this year. Otherwise, they would be eligible for an election after the first round.
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