On Friday morning we were going over baseball's qualifying offer, and how it would work in regards to the Twins for the upcoming season. Here are the nuts and bolts.
- This year's qualifying offer is worth $14.1 million dollars.
- Signing a player who declines the qualifying offer means giving up a first round draft pick...
- ...unless you're one of the ten worst teams in the league, in which case your first round pick is protected and you give up your next highest pick.
- Players are only eligible for a qualifying offer if they were with a team the entire season.