If the Blue Jays qualify Ross Stripling and he accepts, he’ll earn $19.65 million in 2023

Major League Baseball’s qualifying offer will be set at $19.65 million for the 2023 season, according to Joel Sherman of the New York Post.

The qualifying offer is just the average of the top 125 highest salaries in baseball, so it generally goes up from year to year. That wasn’t the case last year, though, as the qualifying offer dropped from $18.9 million for the 2021 season to $18.4 million for the 2022 season.
Teams can issue a player a qualifying offer if they’re headed to free agency for the first time. If the player accepts the offer, they’ll be paid that $19.65 million figure on a one-year deal and they can’t be qualified again. If they decline, they’ll head to free agency and their team will receive a compensatory draft pick if they sign elsewhere.
Last year, the Blue Jays issued qualifying offers to Robbie Ray and Marcus Semien, who left to sign multi-year contracts with the Seattle Mariners and Texas Rangers respectively. With their two compensatory draft picks at No. 77 and No. 78 overall, the Blue Jays selected Tucker Toman and Cade Doughty.
This year, the Blue Jays will need to decide whether or not to issue Ross Stripling a qualifying offer. The 32-year-old is eligible to hit free agency for the first time after a season in which he went 10-4 with a 3.01 ERA over 134 1/3 innings as a relie …

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Author: Cam Lewis / Blue Jays Nation

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The Toronto Raptors are rarely considered to be major players in the NBA’s annual trade sweepstakes, but they managed to make their presence firmly felt in the Kevin Durant chase. Toronto remains very active in its attempt to secure KD’s services. Masai Ujiri has preached patience in building this roster, but their surprise leap to […]
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