Some Big Names Did Not Receive Qualifying Offers

The MLB is preparing for one of the most entertaining free agency periods in recent memory as there's a number of talented players available at every position. The extensive list of 160 available free agents includes a number of big names who did not receive qualifying offers from their current clubs before Sunday's deadline.

The likes of LHP's Carlos Rodon of the Chicago White Sox, and Clayton Kershaw of the Los Angeles Dodgers did not receive offers. However, Kershaw's teammates Corey Seager and Chris Taylor were among the 14 players offer the one-year deal of $18.4 million. The way it works for those who aren't aware in the MLB is if the player decides to reject signing the one-year offer, they are free to sign with another club, and their former team receives draft pick compensation.

As for Kershaw, there's still a feel he's going to reup with the Dodgers, however if he decides to walk from LA, the New York Yankees and Los Angeles Angels are two teams to keep an eye on. The Angels especially, as Kershaw would be able to stay in LA, and the Angels plan on spending a ton of money this winter and may offer the longest deal.

Other notables who did not receive qualifying offers include Colorado Rockies starter Jon Gray and San Francisco Giants pitchers Anthony DeSclafani and Alex Wood. The deadline to decide for those who have offers in front of them is Nov.17. Since 2012, of the 96 players who have been offered a QO in MLB history, only 10 players have accepted. We'll see if that number goes up this offseason.

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