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History of qualifying offers to Dodger free agents

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Since 2012, there have been eight qualifying offers made to Dodger free agents

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The Dodgers will learn by 2:00 p.m. on Monday November 12th whether or not Yasmani Grandal and Hyun-jin Ryu will accept or decline the qualifying offers made by the Dodgers.

Grandal and Ryu are the seventh and eighth players to receive a qualifying offer from the Dodgers.

The first player to receive a qualifying offer from the Dodgers was shortstop Hanley Ramirez who received his offer after the 2014 season.

Ramirez declined the offer and would sign a four-year contract for $88M with the Boston Red Sox. Ramirez was designated for assignment and later released on June 1, 2018. And yes, Ramirez would be eligible to receive a World Series ring.

The Dodgers received the No. 35 overall pick in the 2015 draft in compensation for Ramirez. They drafted pitcher Kyle Funkhouser who they would not sign. The Dodgers then received the No. 36 overall pick in the 2016 draft for not signing Funkhouser. With that pick, they drafted pitcher Jordan Sheffield who played at Rancho Cucamonga in 2018. Sheffield also played in the Fall Stars Game in the 2018 AFL season.

The Dodgers made three qualifying offers in 2015. Pitcher Brett Anderson accepted his offer and he would pitch a total of 11⅓ innings in an injury-plagued season. Pitcher Zack Greinke and IF/OF Howie Kendrick both declined their offers.

Greinke was in negotiation with the Dodgers for a new contract but eventually he would sign a six-year $206.5M contract with the Arizona Diamondbacks. Kendrick signed a two-year $20M contract with the Dodgers just before spring training began in February 2016. Kendrick hit .255/.326/.366 in 543 plate appearances that season before being traded to Philadelphia in November 2016.

The Dodgers received the No. 32 overall pick in the 2016 draft in compensation for Greinke. The Dodgers picked catcher Will Smith, who played at both Tulsa and Oklahoma City in 2018. Smith is the No. 76 overall prospect on Baseball America’s Top 100 prospects.

Justin Turner and Kenley Jansen each received a qualifying offer in 2016. They each declined the offers but they would sign back with the Dodgers. Turner signed a four-year $64M contract and Jansen signed a five-year $80M contract.

One notable change since Ramirez declined his offer in 2014 is the compensation the Dodgers will receive if Grandal and/or Ryu decline their offer and go on to sign a contract with another team. They will no longer receive a pick between the first and second round. Instead the Dodgers would receive a pick after Competitive Balance Round B which is prior to the 3rd round.