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MLB free agency arbitration tracker

Posted on: November 23, 2011 3:21 pm
Edited on: November 28, 2011 3:58 pm
 
By Matt Snyder

The arbitration deadline for Major League Baseball free agents is midnight Wednesday.

The compensation for losing free agents is a bit tricky, but let's try to make it as simple as possible:

• If a team loses a Type-A free agent, it will get two draft picks as compensation. One of the picks is a supplemental or "sandwich round" pick, tacked on at the end of the first round. The other comes from the team that signed the free agent. If the signing club has a pick in the first 15 of Round 1, the compensation will be a second rounder. If the signing club has a pick in the second 15 of Round 1, the compensation will be a first rounder.

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• If a team loses a Type-B free agent, it will get a supplemental pick, but the signing team doesn't forfeit anything.

There are some special case players with a different set of rules, as we've previously noted. Also, all these rules change next season when the new CBA takes effect. For more details on the CBA, check out Danny Knobler's rundown.

• Most importantly, the overwhelming majority of cases here are a formality. A team offering arbitration doesn't mean they are going to necessarily keep or lose a player. It's just done to ensure they get compensation should the player leave. The only reason a team wouldn't offer arbitration is if it didn't want said player back and was scared the player would accept.

So, here are the Type-A free agents who can be offered compensation. We'll be updating this throughout the day with a simple "yes" if the ballclub has offered arbitration or "no" if they have declined to offer it. Each team listed is the 2011 team, obviously, as these are free agents.

Heath Bell, Padres - yes
Carlos Beltran, Giants - no (he can't be offered, per his contract)
Michael Cuddyer, Twins - yes
Prince Fielder, Brewers - yes
Kelly Johnson, Blue Jays - yes
Ryan Madson, Phillies - yes
David Ortiz, Red Sox - yes
Roy Oswalt, Phillies - no
Jonathan Papelbon, Red Sox - yes (already signed with the Phillies)
Albert Pujols, Cardinals - yes
Jose Reyes, Mets - yes
Francisco Rodriguez, Brewers - yes
Jimmy Rollins, Phillies - yes
Takashi Saito, Brewers - no (he can't be offered, per his contract)
Josh Willingham, A's - yes
C.J. Wilson, Rangers - yes

And now the Type B free agents

Rod Barajas, Dodgers - yes (already signed with the Pirates)
Clint Barmes, Astros - yes (already signed with the Pirates)
Yuniesky Betancourt, Brewers - no
Wilson Betemit, Tigers - no
Mark Buehrle, White Sox - yes
Pat Burrell, Giants - no
Shawn Camp, Blue Jays - no
David DeJesus, A's - yes
Ryan Doumit, Pirates - yes (already signed with the Twins)
Mark Ellis, Rockies - yes (already signed with the Dodgers)
Frank Francisco, Blue Jays - yes
Rafael Furcal, Cardinals - no
Freddy Garcia, Yankees - yes
Alex Gonzalez, Braves - no
Vladimir Guerrero, Orioles - no
Aaron Harang, Padres - yes
Raul Ibanez, Phillies - yes
Edwin Jackson, Cardinals - yes
Jason Kubel, Twins - yes
Hiroki Kuroda, Dodgers - no
Derrek Lee, Pirates - yes
Brad Lidge, Phillies - no
Ryan Ludwick, Pirates - no
Jose Molina, Blue Jays - yes
Magglio Ordonez, Tigers - no
Carlos Pena, Cubs - yes
Juan Pierre, White Sox - no
Aramis Ramirez, Cubs - yes
Jon Rauch, Blue Jays - yes
Arthur Rhodes, Cardinals - no
Cody Ross, Giants - no
Chris Snyder, Pirates - no
Jason Varitek, Red Sox - no
Dan Wheeler, Red Sox - yes
Kerry Wood, Cubs - no

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Comments

Since: Oct 24, 2011
Posted on: November 26, 2011 3:01 pm
 

MLB free agency arbitration tracker

This years list is such a disaster!  I don't remember the last time the list was this ridiculous.  There really is nothing left to pick from.  


jakemarkdo
Since: Nov 26, 2011
Posted on: November 26, 2011 12:19 pm
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Since: Oct 23, 2006
Posted on: November 25, 2011 12:02 am
 

MLB free agency arbitration tracker

I thought I saw yesterday that the Phillies had NOT offered Roy Oswalt arbitration.   Did I miss an announcement today, because I sure as heck thought there was no way they wanted him back, and Oswalt would be an idiot not to accept it if they had, in fact, offered it to him.

On another note, I think it kind of sucks that a team can sign a free agent, and then AFTER the fact his old team can offer arbitration and be compensated.  Something about that flat out stinks.


likemetodo
Since: Nov 24, 2011
Posted on: November 24, 2011 11:20 am
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Since: Dec 21, 2006
Posted on: November 23, 2011 3:51 pm
 

MLB free agency arbitration tracker

a whole lot of nothing left on that list...


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