As the deadline hits for teams to offer qualifying offers to eligible players passes, it is announced that the Baltimore Orioles will only tender one to outfielder/designated hitter Mark Trumbo and not catcher Matt Wieters. The qualifying offer this season is 1 year/$17.2 million.
Trumbo, who made $9 million last season, would see a $8.2 million pay increase if he accepts the deal. However, if he declines and goes to free agency, the Orioles will receive a draft pick from the team that signs Trumbo if the O’s elect not to resign him themselves.
Last season, Trumbo hit .256 with a league leading 47 home runs, 108 RBI’s, .316 OBP, .533 SLG and a 1.6 WAR.
As for Matt Wieters, he will not be tendered a qualifying offer after being one of only two players in the history of the offer to accept one. Him and the Astros’ outfielder Colby Rasmus both accepted it last season, making $15.8 million. The pay increase for Wieters would be $1.4 million.
Last season, Wieters hit .243 with 17 home runs, 66 RBI’s, .302 OBP, .409 SLG, and a 1.7 WAR.
The deadline to accept for deny the qualifying offer is next Monday, November 14th.