Effectively Wild Episode 1622: Non-Tender is the Night

Ben Lindbergh and Meg Rowley talk to FanGraphs’ Craig Edwards and Eric Longenhagen about MLB’s approaching non-tender deadline, why a number of prominent players may not be offered contracts, the effect a non-tender deluge might have on the free agent market, how slowly this free agent market might move, whether owners’ claims of financial hardship should be believed, MLB’s offseason vs. the NBA and NFL offseasons, whether there’s a way to speed up MLB’s winter activity, whether the MLBPA should consider a salary cap (and floor), the tantalizing talent of Ha-seong Kim, the challenge of ranking prospects in 2020, and more.

Audio intro: First Aid Kit, "Tender Offerings"
Audio outro: Frank Sinatra, "(Love Is) The Tender Trap"

Link to FanGraphs’ top 50 free agents ranking
Link to Eric on the coming deluge of non-tenders
Link to Eric’s team-by-team non-tender predictions
Link to Craig’s crowdsourcing non-tenders post
Link to Craig on Sánchez
Link to Dan Szymborski on Kim
Link to Syndergaard’s tweet
Link to Ben on the uncertain offseason
Link to Tinkers baseball passage
Link to EW Secret Santa

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3 years ago

Very interesting!