The deadline for MLB teams to make their respective free agents a $15.8 million qualifying offer is officially over and we have a record 20 players to receive such offers. The previous high was 13.

Players can accept or decline the one-year, $15.8 million contract to return to their original team. If they decline and sign elsewhere, their original team receives draft pick compensation and their new team forfeits a draft pick.

Brett Anderson, Dodgers
Wei-Yin Chen, Orioles
Chris Davis, Orioles
Ian Desmond, Nationals
Marco Estrada, Blue Jays
Dexter Fowler, Cubs
Yovani Gallardo, Rangers
Alex Gordon, Royals
Zack Greinke, Dodgers
Jason Heyward, Cardinals
Hisashi Iwakuma, Mariners
Howie Kendrick, Dodgers
Ian Kennedy, Padres
John Lackey, Cardinals
Daniel Murphy, Mets
Colby Rasmus, Astros
Jeff Samardzija, White Sox
Justin Upton, Padres
Matt Wieters, Orioles
Jordan Zimmermann, Nationals

No one in the history of qualifying offer’s has accepted such deal, but we could see a couple this year. Mid-level players like Anderson, Estrada and Kennedy could find less money on the open markets making the QO a possibility.

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