No eligible free agents accepted qualifying offers in 2013

Screen shot 2013-11-11 at 9.28.58 AMLast week, 13 players were all extended one-year, $14.1 million qualifying offers by their former teams.


5:02 pm: All of the 13 free agents who were extended qualifying offers declined, meaning the Mets would have to surrender their second round selection in the 2014 first-year player draft if they sign any one of these players.

Matthew Cerrone, Lead Writer

9:25 am: The Mets are interested in Drew, Choo, Granderson and Cruz, so it’s worth watching to see if these guys accept the one-year offer from their former teams. In each of these player’s cases, the buzz in baseball indicates they’ll almost certainly get multiple multi-year offers from other teams. However, someone could choose to accept the money, roll the dice and explore the market next year when – maybe – they get more. We’ll know definitively today at 5 p.m. ET.

In either case, each of these 13 players will cost a top draft pick if signed by a new team.