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Friday BP: The Qualifying Offer is set

This year’s QO will reportedly be $18.9 million.

MLB: SEP 28 Dodgers at Giants Photo by Bob Kupbens/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

Hello and happy Friday.

On Thursday, it was reported that the MLB Qualifying Offer for the upcoming offseason is $18.9 million. We’ve known for a while that the San Francisco Giants were unlikely to use the Qualifying Offer this year, but seeing the number on paper definitely confirms that. That’s a whole lot of cheddar, and I don’t think the Giants will be interested in giving that to Kevin Gausman or Drew Smyly, as good as they were this year.

As a refresher, the Qualifying Offer is a one-year deal at a price that is the average of the 125 highest contracts in the league. Teams can extend this contract to any of their free agents and, if the player rejects it, the team will receive a compensatory draft pick from whichever team signs that player.

The Giants extended Qualifying Offers to both Madison Bumgarner and Will Smith a year ago and, as a result, were able to draft Nick Swiney and Jimmy Glowenke with the compensatory selections received from the Arizona Diamondbacks and Atlanta Braves.

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There are 174 days until Opening Day.

I hope you all have a tremendous day.