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Happy qualifying offer day!

Today is the deadline for eligible players to get their QO.

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With free agency starting Saturday, the White Sox have one more thing to do.  Today is the last day for the White Sox to give Jeff Samardzija a qualifying offer.

2015 wasn't a great season for Jeff Samardzija with the Sox.  He did lead the league in four categories.  The two shutouts were great.  The hits (228), earned runs (118), and home runs (29) weren't so great.

For 2015, the qualifying offer amount is $15.8 million for a one year deal.  This would be a nice raise for Samardzija who the Sox paid $9.8 million to last season.  Most likely, though, Samardzija will turn down the deal with the hope to getting a deal with a few more years.  In exchange for signing elsewhere, the White Sox will get a compensation pick between the first and second rounds.

As for the compensation picks, the team's success has been pretty limited in the recent past.  Of the last five compensation picks, two have made it to the majors but only one with the Sox.

2004 Tyler Lumsden
2004 Gio Gonzalez
2009 Josh Phegley
2011 Keenyn Walker
2012 Keon Barnum