On Friday, a total of eight Major League Baseball players declined salary arbitration offers from their 2012 teams, meaning all of them will now enter free agency. It came as no surprise that all eight of the players declined the offers, as they were basically only offered the one year deals so that their 2012 teams can receive a draft pick or two if they sign with a new team for the upcoming season.
The eight players who all declined their salary arbitration offers include some talented players who performed well in 2012 and should be able to cash in on some decent deals this offseason. Many declined the salary arbitration offers to procure a long term deal, which actually relieved many of their former teams who were simply looking to protect themselves and secure a draft pick for players who they really had no intention of bringing back in 2013.
Here is a look at all eight players who declined their salary arbitration offers, as well as predicting where they could sign next.