Giants decline to offer arbitration to Cody Ross, Pat Burrell

Via John Shea:

No surprise, but #SFGiants are not offering arbitration to Pat Burrell and Cody Ross. Contractually, they can’t offer it to Carlos Beltran.

Burrell and Ross were both Type B free agents, and would have brought back compensatory draft picks had they declined arbitration then signed elsewhere. So…no comp picks. Burrell’s expected to retire, but Ross could still re-sign. Even with the Melky Cabrera acquisition, I could see the Giants bringing back Ross on a cheap-ish one-year deal. He does have interest in returning, but I’m sure he could find more playing time by signing with another team.

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One thought on “Giants decline to offer arbitration to Cody Ross, Pat Burrell

  1. This is a fairly strong OF FA class. I think Cody Ross is going to be disappointed in the offers he gets. It’s hard to imagine many OF’s weaker than the Giants, maybe the A’s? Padres? Mariners? I’d wouldn’t mind seeing Cody back on a 1-2 year deal if his price goes into the bargain basement.

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