Brett Anderson, history maker?
It could happen this off-season, though, as usual in the world of free agency, nothing is guaranteed.
Teams have five days after the World Series ends to make one-year qualifying offers to their players eligible to become free agents. The amount is determined by averaging the salaries of the top 125 players from the previous season. This year it is $15.8 million.
In the three previous winters this collective bargaining agreement was in place, not one player accepted the qualifying offer. All elected free agency.
But teams who sign a player who received a qualifying offer must forfeit their first-round pick in the next draft as...