2017 Qualifying Offer estimated at $16.7 Million

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Players that are slated to become free agents at the end of the year are about to get quite the payday.

According to Buster Olney of ESPN, Major League Baseball is planning to raise the Qualifying Offer price from $15.8 Million to $16.7 Million, after raising it to $15.3 Million in 2015, $14.1 Million in 2014 and $13.3 Million in 2013.

Players who are departing at the end of the year are offered a Qualifying Offer within five days after the World Series. Over the next seven days, players have the option of accepting or declining the qualifying offer, and if they decline the offer, the team that signs the player would have to give up a draft pick at the upcoming 2017 Major League Baseball Draft.

The Yankees have quite a few players entering the free agent market this year should the organization keep them on the roster past the trade deadline; Carlos Beltran, Ivan Nova and Mark Teixeira are a few names with expiring contracts at the end of the season. However, not all free agents are guaranteed a qualifying offer.

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12 Responses to 2017 Qualifying Offer estimated at $16.7 Million

  1. tom says:

    Beltran has been making 15m per season so 1.7m extra for 2017. Go for it as I don't expect Yankees bring Teixeira back.

    Teixeira's AAV was 22.5m so 22.5 – 1.7 = 20.8m left to spend/cover next season.

    • Celerino says:

      I like Carlos, but I'd pass. Judge will be the rf. Bird will be the 1b, but with him coming off the injury, there is some risk there. It makes sense to have a dh who can play some 1b and you can get that much cheaper than 16.7 million.

      • Terry says:

        Yea,at 39 and then 40, he may be injured just playing DH.Plus you could hold the DH spot open for ABsfor BMc and Sanchez if you call the youn man up and don't trade BMc.Other younger bats( slightly) will be available.But the number will up the players that actually accept the offer.Thus cutting down on clubs hand cuffing players with the draft pick attached to them

  2. vinthegoon says:

    Does anyone else think that Beltran's suddenly getting hot the year before he goes into free agency after two years of mediocre hitting is a bit suspect. He is just looking for more money and seems more committed to himself and not the team. I say pass on Beltran and maybe Teix too. Teix is not hitting well at all but is a good glove when fit, and Beltran is hitting well now but only because he is trying to window dress his hitting so as to get a contract next year. Go with the younger guys. The "big guns" have failed us. It is time to sink or swim with the kids. It might take a year or two. But look what we have in the farm system and see how it turned out well for Boston.

    • tom says:

      He always hit well for Yankees but his overall is mediocre due to injuries. At 39/40, Beltran is not in a case of looking for bigger contract.

      • vinthegoon says:

        I still can't understand why the two season previous to this one were so poor by his standards and feel that we need to move on next year from him, Tex and A-Rod if possible and start getting the kids going. It might not be an easy year but if it means they get their sense of bearing in the big leagues I will take a down year, rather than another down year with the same old guys not hitting and putting it all on the pitchers I am not impressed with Beltran and how he has suddenly found form, just coincidently the year before he goes into free agency.

  3. mosc says:

    How could Beltran refuse the offer? Maybe it would keep him from going to Baltimore but I doubt they're going to offer $30M or something anyway.

    It's a tough decision whither to offer him. I'd say no. It's too much risk. Go get Encarnacion.

  4. tom says:

    You guys have to be prepared if Yankees did not trade Beltran by this Monday. No trade = QO possibility.

  5. Jerry says:

    I would not make qualifying offers to either Tex or Beltran, especially Tex. First of all I like having the DH spot open for players that need a break also for a young player now and then. Not just someone locked in that spot… also if you really want either of those players you could still sign them for less than that amount as I don't believe there there will be many teams going crazy for these guys. 16.7 million is a lot and it really depends on whether the Yankees think they will be contenders or not next year and I'm not talking what they say publicly.

  6. hotdog says:

    i don’t see why the Yankees would give Tex a QO…if they did, Tex would take it in a heartbeat I believe…i could not imagine a team giving him a 2 year contract at $8M/year and forfeiting a 1st or 2nd round pick but I suppose stranger things have happened…had Tex had the season he did in 2015, he likely would have gotten a QO and been signed by another team…this isn’t 2015…

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