Monday is a really important day on that the MLB offseason calendar. It’s the day all 30 teams need to choose whether to tender their pre-arbitration and arbitration-eligible players a contract to the 2020 season. They do not have to register them before Monday, but they do at least have to make a contract deal. Players who don’t get an offer are believed to be non-tendered and become free agents.
R.J. Anderson has already looked at eight notable players who might be non-tendered Monday. Now we are going to look at five players who might be traded prior to Monday’s 8 pm ET deadline. These are players who may be deemed overly expensive by their present team, but may nevertheless be thought of as a reasonable investment from another club. The non-tender deadline always brings a couple of trades.
The five players are listed alphabetically and notice that estimated 2020 salaries come from MLB Trade Rumors.