In the offseason outline we highlighted Arbitration as a key step in the Astros offseason. Today is the day teams must tender (offer) salary arbitration to the arbitration eligible players.
Non-Tender Deadline for Pre-arb and Arb eligible players- if a player is not tendered they will become a free agent. Sometimes players will agree to a contract prior to this deadline.
So how does this impact the Astros? Which Astros should be offered Salary Arbitration in November? In another article we will look at the payroll implications of these decisions.
The pre-Arb players will essentially be given their salary for 2024 season. All Pre-arb players should be back. This includes.
Forrest Whitley (THIS one might be interesting)
Joel Kuhnel (I don't understand this one TBH)
The following players require a decision regarding being offered arbitration. I have attached the number Fangraphs.com Roster Resource page projects as each's arbitration salary in 2024. I believe the roster resource folks get this data from the MLB Trade Rumors site and Matt Swartz’s arbitration projections.
Teams must offer or tender Arbitration by 11/17 this year.
The ONLY reasons any of these would not be tendered arbitration is:
They were traded before 11/17
They agreed to a contract deal
The deadline to agree to a contract before exchanging salary figures for the arbitration hearing is 1/12/24.
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