MLB Free Agency Rumors: Qualifying Offer Value Increases For 2023 Season

The Los Angeles Dodgers entered the MLB offseason earlier than they expected after being eliminated by the San Diego Padres in the National League Division Series.

After a disappointing end to what otherwise had been a stellar season, the Dodgers now face several important decisions in the weeks ahead.

L.A. will see 10 players become free agents the day after the World Series ends. Of the group, Tyler Anderson, Clayton Kershaw and Trea Turner are candidates to be extended a qualifying offer.

According to Joel Sherman of the New York Post, the qualifying offer value for the 2023 season is increasing to $19.65 million:

The qualifying offer value is determined by taking the average of the game’s 125 highest-paid players. Last year, it was set at $18.4 million, which marked a slight decrease from the previous season.

The qualifying offer was first introduced in 2012 and had a value of $13.3 million. The system was nearly eliminated this past July, but MLB and the Players Association (MLBPA) could not reach an agreement on an international draft by the deadline.

Teams will have the option to extend a qualifying offer to their eligible free agents within five days of the completion of the World Series. Players will then have 10 days to accept or reject the one-year deal.

A player can only be extended the qualifying offer once in their career.

Dodgers’ history with MLB qualifying offer

Since the qualifying offer was implemented in 2012, the Dodgers have extended it to 10 players, with only Brett Anderson and Hyun-Jin Ryu accepting the one-year pact.

Kenley Jansen, Justin Turner and Chris Taylor are among the notable players who declined it but still went on to re-sign with the team. Hanley Ramírez, Zack Greinke, Howie Kendrick, Yasmani Grandal and Corey Seager rejected the qualifying offer and signed with a different organization.

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