July 26, 2021

Non-tender targets for the Mariners (Lookout Landing)

Yesterday was the deadline for MLB clubs to offer contracts to the arbitration-eligible players on their 40-man rosters. The Mariners opted to non-tender Tim Beckham, as was expected, and Domingo Santana, which was less expected. In all, 40 players were non-tendered yesterday, more than double the amount of players non-tendered two years ago. As many analysts have pointed out, MLB clubs seem to have put a dollar amount on wins lower than in years past, and a one-plus player set to earn $10M might be considered only to be “worth” half that on the open market, making non-tendering a more attractive option for clubs insistent upon shaving payroll.

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