The Offer That MLB Players Always Refuse Even When They Shouldnt

Jordan Zimmermann2.8 Howie Kendrick2.4 Dexter Fowler1.7 John Lackey2.6 Zack Greinke4.0 Hisashi Iwakuma3.3 Jeff Samardzija2.7 PLAYERS WHO RECEIVED QUALIFYING OFFERSPROJECTED WAR Ian Kennedy2.1 Brett Anderson2.0 Wei-Yin Chen2.6 Justin Upton3.0 Ian Desmond1.6 The offer also serves another purpose, which is to reward the offering team with a valuable draft pick if the player should sign with another club; conversely, the signing team loses a draft pick. In practical terms, this has the effect of reducing a player’s value to any other team and making it easier for the original team to re-sign its free agent. In most cases, the draft pick is a small consolation prize for losing a superstar. But when it comes to some marginal players, the possible reward of the pick (worth about 1 WAR) is just enough incentive for a team to extend an offer to a player who might not otherwise be projected to achieve 2 WAR.The choice of whether to accept a qualifying offer is harder from the player’s perspective. The qualifying offer is a low-risk, low-reward option compared with what could be a bigger payday on the free-agent market, although there’s greater uncertainty about how much the payout will be. So far, every single player who has received a qualifying offer has refused it (not counting this year’s crop). In the case of the few players who are not likely worth an offer but still receive one, the near-pathological confidence necessary to be a professional athlete may be the factor compelling them to refuse. In some instances, that’s led to decent players remaining unemployed until mid-year the following season. Just ask Stephen Drew about that.As a result of these incentives, qualifying offer season has become somewhat predictable. The math works out so that teams tender offers to almost every remotely deserving free agent. Without fail, those free agents refuse them, only to find their eventual contract value reduced by the draft pick that their new team had to give up. Chris Davis2.4 Yovani Gallardo1.7 It’s qualifying offer season in Major League Baseball, that most anticlimactic time of year when teams offer one-year deals to a handful of players on the brink of free agency. Those “qualifying offers” are artifacts of a system that was introduced in the last collective bargaining agreement to compensate teams that lose free agents. Every qualifying offer is the same: Teams can offer $15.8 million to impending free agents who weren’t traded in the past year for one more year of service. If a player accepts, he takes the money but sacrifices the chance to see what the market thinks he’s worth. How teams and players should go about offering, accepting and denying qualifying offers are interesting questions.From a team’s perspective, the decision to tender a qualifying offer is relatively straightforward. Each offer is essentially a bet that the player will be worth more than the $15.8 million salary. Since each win above replacement (WAR) costs about $7 million to $8 million on the free-agent market, that wager is equivalent to projecting that a player will be worth 2 or more WAR in the coming year.1The math is slightly more complicated than this when you consider that wins are worth different amounts to playoff contenders versus rebuilding teams and can be afforded more easily by big-market outfits than smaller franchises. In some cases (Jason Heyward, Zack Greinke), that’s an easy bet to take, while in others (Colby Rasmus, Ian Desmond), the projection is a little shakier. Alex Gordon3.5 Jason Heyward4.7 Daniel Murphy2.1 Colby Rasmus0.8 Marco Estrada0.8 Matt Wieters2.2 read more

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Kroos certain that Brazil have improved from 2014

first_imgToni Kroos was a part of the Germany national team when they managed to humiliate Brazil in the World Cup semifinals in 2014 as they beat them 7-1 at their own stadium but the midfielder knows that they are a different team now.These two rivals are now about to face in the upcoming friendly game and Toni Kroos knows that it will be a very different match from what he experienced almost four years ago in Brazil.The Real Madrid midfielder spoke about his thoughts ahead of the match, according to This day live:“When I look at the current team in comparison to 2014, they are two grades better.”Neymar, BrazilNeymar can win the Ballon d’Or, says Ander Herrera Andrew Smyth – September 13, 2019 An “excited” Ander Herrera believes new Paris Saint-Germain team-mate Neymar is a contender for the Ballon d’Or alongside Kylian Mbappe.“They have really good people, my (Real Madrid) teammate Casemiro is doing well – they have come together well. Brazil is definitely one of the World Cup favourites.”However, Kroos was not entirely happy with his team last match’s display against Spain:“Our pressing didn’t work, then they played cat and mouse with us. We wanted to play better from the back, use our chances, pass well, not lose the ball so fast.”“Our counter-attacking game must be better, we were hit three or four times on the counter, you can’t have that. It’s not all bad, but we have a lot of work and we must come together as a team.”last_img read more

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Pep Guardiola tells Gabriel Jesus to relax amid scoring drought

first_imgManchester City boss Pep Guardiola has no concerns over Gabriel Jesus’ form, despite his struggles in front of goalThe Brazilian striker has only scored once in 11 Premier League games this season following City’s 3-1 win over Bournemouth on Saturday.However, Guardiola is confident Jesus will rediscover his scoring touch in the English top-flight and praised his work ethic.“He just needs to relax,” Guardiola told the club website. “I love his work ethic.“I said to him: the work out on the pitch will sustain him. He helps us a lot. I am delighted.“Football is not for one player the reason why he plays bad. Gabriel is a delight.Jadon SanchoMerson believes Arsenal should sign Sancho Manuel R. Medina – September 14, 2019 Borussia Dortmund winger Jadon Sancho might be the perfect player to play for the Gunners, according to former England international Paul Merson.“He’s young, the same as the others ones, he will improve because has the desire to improve and that is important. He helped us a lot. A lot.“I don’t agree with the suggestion he did not make a good performance. Yes, strikers are judged on goals but we needed his runs – he made a thousand million runs in behind!“For example, Raheem Sterling likes to drop to play with David Silva. In that situation, we need a specific quality – a run from Gabriel.“He will be so important.”Despite his struggles in the league, Jesus has scored in both the Champions League and Carabao Cup this season.City will next face Watford away in the Premier League on Tuesday with kick-off set for 21:00 (CET).last_img read more

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Tuesday Is The Annual Walk To School Day

center_img Facebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享Rain or Shine on September 25th, parents will gather their children to participate in this year’s Walk Your Child to School Day. Students from Redoubt Elementary, Soldotna Montessori, and Soldotna Elementary will gather at the Catholic Church on Fireweed and Redoubt at 8am to have their parents walk them to school. Growing interest in the event has spread all over the world leading the International Walk to School Committee to promote Walk to School Month for the entire month of October. The local community holds their event in September on account of the weather.last_img

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Omnibus Includes 235M to Upgrade Replace Dilapidated Schools on Bases

first_imgLawmakers included $235 million in the fiscal 2018 omnibus spending bill signed into law last week to construct, renovate or expand elementary and secondary public schools on military installations. The funding represents the latest tranche of funding Congress has allocated since FY 2011 to DOD’s Public Schools on Military Installations program for repairing or replacing schools having the most serious capacity or condition deficiencies. The program is administered by the Office of Economic Adjustment (OEA). A local educational agency or state is required to provide matching funds to receive a DOD grant under the program, according to the measure. … Meanwhile, the omnibus includes $57.8 million for OEA’s various grant programs supporting communities and states addressing BRAC and mission changes, defense industry cutbacks and compatible land use issues. The allocation matches the administration’s FY 2018 budget request and is roughly in line with the agency’s baseline funding over the past decade. … Congress also included language in the $1.3 trillion spending package barring any of the funds from being used “to propose, plan for or execute” a new BRAC round. With lawmakers already prohibiting the Pentagon from launching a round of base closures in the defense authorization bill, the provision is superfluous but not unexpected as it has been included in past appropriations bills. Dan Cohen AUTHORlast_img read more

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Kolkata records years highest temperature at 396OC mercury slides after rainfall

first_imgKolkata: Though people of South Bengal witnessed thundershower on Friday evening, there is no chance of getting relief from heatwave conditions in the next few days.On Friday evening, thundershower occurred in Kolkata and some other districts of South Bengal providing temporary relief to the people. Temperature on Saturday will go down a bit due to the effect of thundershower. But the temperature will rise again from Sunday. On Friday, Kolkata recorded a maximum temperature of 39.6 degree Celsius, which is 5 degree above the normal. According to weather office, Friday was the hottest day in Kolkata of the year. Also Read – Rs 13,000 crore investment to provide 2 lakh jobs: MamataAccording to Alipore weather office, since the West wind is dominating over South Bengal the monsoon is getting obstructed from entering South Bengal districts. But it is assumed that monsoon may hit North Bengal in 2-3 days. After entering the northern part of the state, it can be assumed that the monsoon will enter South Bengal. Sources informed that due to the thunderstorm in South Bengal districts and Gangetic West Bengal, the temperature on Saturday will slide by a few degrees which will provide relief from the last few days of heat wave. Also Read – Lightning kills 8, injures 16 in stateBut the temperature is likely to rise again from Sunday and will stay around 38 degree Celsius. According to the weather report, rain or thundershowers is likely to occur at most places over Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Darjeeling, Jalpaiguri, Coochbehar, Alipurduar and Kalimpong districts of Sub Himalayan West Bengal. Also light rain and thunderstorm may occur in Malda, North Dinajpur, South Dinajpur, Murshidabad, Nadia, North 24-Parganas, South-24 Parganas and Birbhum in South Bengal. Since Sunday, the temperature will be at least 2-3 degree Celsius above the normal. Also, the humidity level will be high, which may create discomfort. Since the past few days, due to the heat wave, streets of Kolkata remained deserted during the day time. Doctors have advised people to avoid getting out during the day time and drink plenty of water to remain hydrated. Also, if people need to go out in the sun, then they must use umbrellas, sunglasses and sunscreen lotion to avoid skin allergies and heat stroke. Doctors have also advised people not to have heavy and spicy food to stay fit at this time.last_img read more

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