The qualifying offer value for the upcoming offseason has been set at $17.9 million.
Only players who spent the entire 2018 season with the same organization are eligible to receive a qualifying offer; midseason trade acquisitions and signings cannot receive one like Josh Donaldson and Melky Cabrera from the Indians.
Michael Brantley is a interesting name to bring up for this situation. A season that Brantley has, no way the Indians would let him walk.
Indians brought the outfielder back in his option before the season started. Whether if the two sides can’t come up with a long term contract, Indians should offer Brantley in a qualifying offer.
Finished regular season with a batting average of .309, 16 home runs and 76 RBI’s.
Also, names like Cody Allen, Andrew Miller, and Josh Donaldson is set to become a free agent after the season. The three players would ask for a high amount, but the question is, Indians willing to go that route.