Casey Blake, who was a free agent after the 2008 season, remains the only Type B free agent to whom the Dodgers have offered salary arbitration in the last six years.
Yesterday, the Dodgers declined to offer salary arbitration to any of their Type B free agents. It was the second straight season they have declined to offer arbitration to any of their pending compensation-providing free agents (not that this season is very analogous to last season in caliber of free agents leaving). Here is a brief history of the Dodgers and their decisions on whether or not to offer arbitration to their free agents, with a look at the last six years:
No (1): Luis Gonzalez (B)
Yes (1): Julio Lugo (A)
Yes (1): Jeff Weaver (A)
Over the last six years, the Dodgers have offered arbitration to four of eight Type A free agents, and one of 15 Type B free agents.