For those of you who are not aware, yesterday at 11:59 pm EST was the last day teams could offer their free agents arbitration. Once a team offers arbitration to a player, that player has until Dec. 7 to accept. A team would offer arbitration to a player—especially to a Type A or a Type B free agent—because that team then would receive draft compensation as a result of that player signing with a new team. A great example of this is what we saw this morning. Since Billy Wagner signed with the Atlanta Braves and was a Type A free agent who was offered arbitration, the Boston Red Sox will receive the Braves’ first-round pick (20th overall) and a supplemental pick in 2010. Here is a list of the players who were offered arbitration by their current clubs. This list is courtesy ...
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