Your Offseason Begins Now

dodger_stadium_towerAs 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:

Soon-to-be free agents (10)Juan UribeNick PuntoJerry HairstonMichael YoungSkip SchumakerRicky NolascoEdinson VolquezBrian WilsonJ.P. HowellCarlos Marmol

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.

296 comments
Blue Collar
Blue Collar

Tim McCarver is no longer a Fox broadcaster.

capnsparrow
capnsparrow

Matt Williams got the Nats skipper job

P_F_P
P_F_P

Quick fact check: has Corey Seager ever lost the deciding game of the World Series?

Mike Petriello
Mike Petriello moderator

I can't believe I'm making the argument I'm about to make.

capnsparrow
capnsparrow

the google doodlr is kinda cool today check it out

pedro guerreros coka illness
pedro guerreros coka illness

I was wrong on the conspiracy theory but was uribear abducted by aliens 2 yrs ago and finally showed up this yr?

nsxtasy
nsxtasy

@Purple Drank Based on the World Series, the "Cardinal Way" is to pitch poorly and hit poorly.

capnsparrow
capnsparrow

@DBrim Dont forget to ambush Nightengale with that as he was the originator of that swill

nsxtasy
nsxtasy

@Purple Drank That article is good.  It talks about how an excellent team played poorly and how they're all disappointed.  Just like the Dodgers in the NLCS.

nsxtasy
nsxtasy

@ JohnM @Purple Drank Also coming off the books: Baker, Lilly, Gwynn, Hernandez, Manny Ramirez, Kuroda, Coffee, MacDougal, Treanor.