It's a great day for non-tendering! (An interactive experience)
by Bob Timmermann
Today is the deadline to tender contracts to players who are eligible for arbitration. It's supposed to be at midnight and I'm guessing that's Eastern Time. Or maybe it's midnight wherever the player is, if so, there might be some Japanese players who are free agents.
However, there will be a lot of transactions today. A lot. A whole lot. And I don't intend to keep putting up a new link for each team's list of nontenders. So keep your eye out for this link and I will keep adding links to stories about players who are going to go on the market or not go on the market.
And if you have a link to a story, feel free to drop it in the comments and I'll try my best to keep up.
Update 9 The holder of the record for longest shutout streak in Tampa Bay history, Joe Borowski has been released. Apparently everybody else is coming back. Meanwhile Arkansas State has tied Southern Mississippi in the New Orleans Bowl 3-3 in the second quarter.
Update 11 The Brewers have non-tendered Dan Kolb and Jeff Bennett. The Brewers hope to re-sign Kolb to a cheaper deal. Russell Branyan and Kane Davis agreed to new contracts. And it's 10-10 at halftime of the New Orleans Bowl. Southern Miss was a 17-point favorite in the game.
Update 12 An eerie quiet has fallen over Nontenderland. Some teams are going down to the wire (midnight ET). Others have PR departments that don't care or are on vacation. Or perhaps they are wrapped up in the exciting end of the New Orleans Bowl. Southern Miss leads Arkansas State 24-19 in the third quarter....
Update 17 Some more precincts trickle in. The Nationals don't offer contracts to Junior Spivey and T.J. Tucker. However, Tucker has signed a minor-league contract. Still not reporting: Toronto, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, the Angels, Arizona, Tampa Bay, San Francisco, Texas, Kansas City, Detroit. I think.
Update 18 For those worrying about the fate of Larry Bigbie, he's been resigned. But four others aren't coming back: Mike Lincoln, Mike Mahoney, Scott Seabol, and Bo Hart.