According to Jon Heyman, Chris Taylor will be declining the Dodgers qualifying offer that was offered to him this weekend.
Seager and Taylor were among 14 players offered $18.4 million, one-year qualifying offer deals before the deadline Sunday night. If players reject those offers and sign with another club, their former team is entitled to draft pick compensation.
Taylor could still decide to re-sign with the Dodgers despite declining the offer. He had until Wednesday, Nov. 17, to accept or reject it.
It was unlikely Taylor would sign the qualifying offer as he will be looking at multi-year deals that could end up around $100 million. At 31 years old and coming off his first All-Star Game selection with a strong playoff performance, this will likely be Taylor’s best chance to cash in on a big contract.
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