Elias rankings for free agents out, no surprises
Well, not if you read USSM, that is. Downloadable as a PDF from USA Today.
M’s only have two B-rated guys, Bedard and Beltre (appropriately). So if the M’s offer those two arbitration, and they turn it down, they’ll get a late draft pick. Unless the signing team only signs one “B” rated guy, at which point something else happens, unless some other criteria is met. It doesn’t make a lot of sense, and it’s not really worth hashing out just yet until they’ve filed for free agency and been offered arbitration or not.
Washburn, who many people speculated would end up rated, is not. Doesn’t matter, the whole rating system has so little to do with actual value that you might as well call it the Gold Glove Award.