Dodger Thoughts

Jon Weisman's outlet for dealing psychologically with the Los Angeles Dodgers, baseball and life

Dodgers extend qualifying offers to Greinke, Anderson, Kendrick

By Jon Weisman

Zack Greinke, Brett Anderson and Howie Kendrick received from the Dodgers one-year qualifying offers, the meaning of which is explained by Ken Gurnick of

The players — who are free to sign with other clubs beginning Friday at 9:01 p.m. PT — have until Nov. 13 to accept the offer, binding them to the club for only the 2016 season at a salary of $15.8 million. No player has accepted a qualifying offer since it was implemented as part of the free-agency system in 2011.

If the players reject the offer and sign with another club, the Dodgers would receive a compensation draft pick after the first round. The players still can re-sign with the Dodgers.

In addition, the Dodgers announced that outfielders Chris Heisey and Justin Ruggiano have elected to become free agents, and that the team has declined the club options on Bronson Arroyo, Joel Peralta and Chase Utley.


Ranking every Dodger season since 1988


New Hall of Fame ballot adds three former Dodgers


  1. Anderson would have to gamble to see what he would make in a second or more years as a FA, because for a one year deal I doubt he’d get more than 12m.

  2. oldbrooklynfan

    The only one I’m interested in is Greinke. I hope the Dodgers go all out to sign him. I don’t think age should be a factor when it comes to Greinke. Many pitchers have done well even into their 40s.

Comments are closed.

Powered by WordPress & Theme by Anders Norén