Friday, November 9, 2012
Of the eight players that still have qualifying offers on the table, outfielders Michael Bourn, B.J. Upton and Nick Swisher, as well as reliever Rafael Soriano, are expected to decline their offers and take their chances on receiving multi-year offers on the open market, according to various sources.
I was worried that Soriano would accept but was reasonably certain Swisher would not. We’ll know later today if Hiroki Kuroda accepts his, which I’m hoping for. So the Yankees get two compensation picks, which they’ll surely use on players that will end up not doing anything.
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