7 Players Reject Qualifying Offers

7 Players Reject Qualifying Offers The 4pm CT deadline has passed for free agents to accept or reject qualifying offers, and seven of the 10 players issued offers have turned them down.  ESPN’s Jeff Passan reports (via Twitter) that Madison Bumgarner (Giants), Gerrit Cole (Astros), Marcell Ozuna (Cardinals), Anthony Rendon (Nationals), Stephen Strasburg (Nationals, and…

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Jose Abreu To Accept Qualifying Offer From White Sox

Jose Abreu To Accept Qualifying Offer From White Sox Jose Abreu will stay with the White Sox rather than test the free agent market, as ESPN.com’s Jeff Passan reports (Twitter link) that the first baseman has accepted the team’s one-year, $17.8MM qualifying offer. More analysis to come… Source: https://www.mlbtraderumors.com/2019/11/jose-abreu-to-accept-qualifying-offer-from-white-sox.html

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Braves Sign Will Smith

Braves Sign Will Smith The Braves have signed closer Will Smith to a three-year contract, the team announced.  The three guaranteed years will pay Smith $39MM, and Atlanta has a $13MM club option for 2023.  That option contains a $1MM buyout, as per The Athletic’s Ken Rosenthal (Twitter link), bringing the total value of the…

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