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Texas Rangers rumors: Yovani Gallardo expected to get qualifying offer

Jon Daniels said today that the Rangers expect to make a qualifying offer to Yovani Gallardo

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Texas Rangers rumors:  Yovani Gallardo will most likely be extended a qualifying offer, according to Jon Daniels today.

The qualifying offer for this year's free agent class will be $15.8M.  Teams have until Friday, November 6, to make the qualifying offer.  Players have until Friday, November 13, to accept the offer.  If a player does not accept the qualifying offer, he is a free agent, and will cost whichever team signs him a draft pick.  The team losing the player will get a compensation pick between the first and second rounds of the 2016 draft.

Gallardo, who was acquired by the Rangers last offseason for Marcos Diplan, Corey Knebel and Luis Sardinas, has seemed to be a likely candidate all along to receive a qualifying offer.  No player has accepted a qualifying offer since the QO system was put in place, and Gallardo seems unlikely to break that streak.  Gallardo appears likely to get a 4 year deal in the $55M range, and the possibility of a big, guaranteed payday would seem to ensure that Gallardo will take his chances in free agency.

Gallardo is the only Ranger free agent who would appear to be a candidate for a qualifying offer.