Brett Anderson Accepts Dodgers Qualifying Offer
Another one of our top potential 2015-16 free agents is off the list. Buster Olney of ESPN first reported that Brett Anderson has indeed accepted his $15.8 million qualifying offer from the Los Angeles Dodgers.
Brett Anderson accepted the Dodgers' qualifying offer.
— Buster Olney (@Buster_ESPN) November 13, 2015
The move is a no brainer for Brett Anderson as he is unlikely to get anywhere close to $15.8 million a season, and he might have even struggled to find a multi-year deal. He was the Dodgers third starter in the playoffs, but that was more due to the Dodgers lack of rotation depth. He is more of a back end of the rotation filler.
Brett Anderson showed a lot of potential when he was in Oakland, but was continuously struck by the injury bug. Tommy John was not his friend. He has, however, been able to reboot his career as a solid major league starting pitcher.
The Dodgers are trying to piece together the few solid rotation pieces they do have for 2016. This was a win.