As we predicted hours ago, the Los Angeles Dodgers have extended qualifying offers to Zack Greinke, Howie Kendrick and Brett Anderson. They have a week to accept or decline the offers.

Also, as many thought, Jimmy Rollins did not receive a qualifying offer, making him a free agent immediately.


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Dylan Hernandez of the L.A. Times first tweeted the news.

Anderson had a pretty good season for the Dodgers – with that last game as an exception. Chances are he’ll opt for a longer term deal than the one-year offer he currently has, but if he does gamble on himself, the Dodgers will bring back a decent back-end starter.

Kendrick dealt with injuries but for the most part was as-advertised. Like Anderson, I’d imagine he’ll reject the offer for the security of a long-term contract. More than almost any other position, second base represents the direction the Dodgers are going in. If they bring back Kendrick, it could show they’re still interested in winning right now.

If they don’t and bring in someone younger, they might be building for the future.

Oh, and that Zack Greinke guy will probably decline his option.

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