There was a lot of discussion today on the qualifying offers and the impact to the current free agent market. Most of the talk comes from the fact that five players are still free agents with very little interest, all due to the qualifying offer and the draft compensation that is attached to them. Dan Szymborski broke down the long-term value of a compensation pick, and noted that the pick could be impacting the price on these free agents by $23 M. That means that someone like Kendrys Morales, who would be worth two years and $24 M on the open market with no compensation, is actually worth two years and $1 M with the loss of a first round pick.

Dave Cameron wrote a great article this afternoon, discussing some changes that could fix the current system. He suggested a standing offer for ...

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