Monday at 2 p.m. PT was the deadline for MLB teams to tender qualifying offers to any of their free agents who had been with the team all season long. Seven of the Dodgers' 12 free agents could have been extended offers but weren't, not even major league ERA leader Skip Schumaker.
There were 13 players who did receive a qualifying offer, which is a one-year contract worth $14.1 million (SB Nation has the full list):
Carlos Beltran, OF, Cardinals
Robinson Cano, 2B, Yankees
Shin-Soo Choo, OF, Reds
Nelson Cruz, OF, Rangers
Stephen Drew, SS, Red Sox
Jacoby Ellsbury, OF, Red Sox
Curtis Granderson, OF, Yankees
Ubaldo Jimenez, SP, Indians
Hiroki Kuroda, SP, Yankees
Brian McCann, C, Braves
Kendrys Morales, DH, Mariners
Mike Napoli, 1B, Red Sox
Ervin Santana, SP, Royals
These players have one week, until 2 p.m. PT on Monday, Nov. 11, to accept or decline the offer. If they accept, they get a one-year contract at $14.1 million. If they decline, they are free agents who will net their former team compensation should they sign elsewhere.
If one of these players signs with a new team, that team forfeits its first-round draft pick unless it was among the 10 worst teams in 2013. Those in the bottom 10, and with top 10 picks (ignoring previous compensation picks), would instead forfeit a second-round pick. The old team gets a newly created pick in between the first and second rounds.
The Dodgers have the 25th pick in the 2014 draft, so if they were to sign one of these 13 free agents they would forfeit that first-round pick.
In 2012 there were nine free agents to receive qualifying offers, which was $13.3 million this past season. All nine players declined the offer. Three players - David Ortiz, Adam LaRcohe and Kuroda - re-signed with their old team on new contracts. Seven of the nine signed contracts with an average annual value above the $13.3 million offer, with only Michael Bourn (four years, $48 million plus an option with Cleveland) and LaRoche (two years, $24 million plus an option with Washington) getting $12 million per season guaranteed on multi-year deals.
Baseball's quiet period ends at 9 p.m. PT on Monday night, after which any free agent is able to sign with any team.
Let the hot stove begin.