QUALIFYING OFFER WILL BE $17.2MM

Contract NegotiationThe Qualifying Offer (QO), one of the more interesting wrinkles in the player movement system that came about with the last CBA, will be valued at $17.2MM, per Ken Rosenthal.

The QO is an offer for a one-year deal that can be extended to a team’s free agents. If the club extends the offer, the player can accept it or reject it.

The player would reject the offer if he thinks he can get more in free agency. If a player does reject the offer and signs with another team, his former club gets a compensation draft pick.

The system has been in place since the 2012-2013 offseason and last year was the first time that any player had accepted, with Matt Weiters, Colby Rasmus and Brett Anderson all taking the deal which was then valued at $15.8MM.