Sunday 4pm is the deadline for teams to extend qualifying offers. Deadline to decline or accept is 10 days after the offer is extended. Players accepting the offer are immediately under contract for 1 year at $18.4 million. Players who decline become free agents, but if they sign with any team other than their former team, the signing team must surrender a draft pick to the former team.
This article predicts that Rod
From my perspective, there are three options for why the Sox didn’t extend a QO to Rodon:
The Sox are concerned about his medicals and ability to stay healthy next year
The Sox have other pitching targets they like better and would rather invest in
The budget is going to be limited and they need to spread that $18.4M around
The first two would be very acceptable reasons to pass on a QO, whereas option three would be highly problematic for obvious reasons. Let me cle