July 26, 2021

A few thoughts about non-tenders and some who might help the Cubs (Bleed Cubbie Blue)


If you thought there were a lot of players non-tendered by MLB teams earlier this week… you’re right:

This isn’t the way the arb system is supposed to work. But front offices are taking advantage of an apparent loophole — putting together a list of what we might call “mid-range” arb-eligible players, non-tendering them, then re-signing them to lesser money than they might have gotten in arb. The Red Sox, for example, have already done this:

Osich, for example, was a somewhat useful reliever in 2019, 0.5 bWAR for the White Sox (Boston claimed him…

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