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Wednesday, December 16, 2009
 
Tender Deadline and Additional Free Agents

Back on November 6, I offered an observation based on Buster Olney’s claim that many teams would not tender players by the December 12 deadline. Olney argued that this year many more players (he said he and executives had a list of 93 candidates) would be non-tendered and added to the free agent market. Well, the results are in. A total of 39 players were non-tendered - 17 in the American League and 22 in the National League. Of that number, 9 were not arbitration-eligible players (6 in the American League and 3 in the National League). A few signed quickly including some with their “old” team. Buster Olney offered some observations on his blog Sunday (“Slew of Signing Lie Ahead”). I got sucked in a bit with my earlier posting wondering if the predictions were going to be true. In Olney original article producing a different dynamic. The final results are pretty underwhelming. The increased number of non-tendered players is similar to the number from last year. Although there are many free agents on the market including recent non-tenders Chien-Ming Wang, Jack Cust, Ryan Church, Matt Capps, and Garrett Atkins, the stories usually make sense if you examine each case in its own context.





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