Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Predicting the 2016 Qualifying Offers

While many fans are still in full blown "MLB Playoffs" mode I myself am more focused on the 2016 season. Sure I have been watching the Chicago Cubs and the St. Louis Cardinals series rooting for the Cubs and I've watched about a game of the New York Mets and Los Angeles Dodgers series but I'm not glued to my television by any means. I am more focused on the New York Yankees and the 2016 season and this week we learned that the qualifying offer for the 2016 season would be set at $15.8 million, up from $15.5 million in 2015.

Which players do I think get a qualifying offer for 2016?

LHP Wei-Yin Chen - Baltimore Orioles
1B/DH Chris Davis - Baltimore Orioles
C Matt Wieters - Baltimore Orioles
OF Jason Heyward - St. Louis Cardinals
RHP Jeff Samardzija - Chicago White Sox
OF Dextor Fowler - Chicago Cubs
RHP Zack Greinke - Los Angeles Dodgers (if he opts out)
OF Alex Gordon - Kansas City Royals (if he declines his player option worth $12.5 million)
RHP Hisashi Iwakuma - Seattle Mariners (They want him back anyway)
RHP John Lackey - St. Louis Cardinals
OF Justin Upton - San Diego Padres
RHP Jordan Zimmerman - Washington Nationals
LHP Brett Anderson - Los Angeles Dodgers
INF Ian Desmond - Washington Nationals
INF Daniel Murphy - New York Mets
OF Colby Rasmus - Houston Astros

Keep in mind that David Price, Gerrardo Parra, Johnny Cueto, Yoenis Cespedes, Tyler Clippard, Marlon Byrd,Austin Jackson, Scott Kazmir, Joakim Soria and Ben Zobrist are not eligible for qualifying offers after being traded during the middle of the 2015 season.


  1. I don't believe that Colby Rasmus will receive a qualifying offer.

  2. I don't believe that Colby Rasmus will receive a qualifying offer.

    1. Depends on if he keeps up this strong postseason and depends on if he wants a multi-year deal. I think he does but he's definitely borderline.

  3. Double posting seems to be gaining popularity around here. I seem to have started a trend. Rasmus is on the cusp for me Hans. I never thought Cuddyer would get one last year either. Shows what I know.

    1. It's a ploy to boost our stats in garbage time.. A Rod style.

    2. My double posting was done by accident on my phone. My apologies

    3. I can't get my phone to stop double posting period. I finally gave up and stopped using it.

    4. Mine has done it too, nothing to apologize for.


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