As of 9am ET, the 2014 offseason officially began, as all players with expiring contracts are set free. You hear that, Mike Napoli? The World Series ended ten minutes ago and you’re technically not even on the Red Sox any longer.
For the Dodgers, this sets into place what we talked about earlier this month, with these 10 players now free agents:
Yes, the Dodgers can offer the $14.1m qualifying offer to any of them other than Young, Nolasco, and Marmol. No, they won’t do it for any of them.
The next date? Saturday, 11:59pm ET, when we find out if Mark Ellis and Chris Capuano get their options picked up. Capuano has no shot whatsoever; Ellis is unlikely with the signing of Alexander Guerrero, but not impossible. Buckle up! The fun times start now.