In a shocking turn, Kevin Gausman is going to receive a qualifying offer from the San Francisco Giants.
This is fascinating. It wasn’t too long ago he was designated for assignment by the Atlanta Braves following a miserable run with them. He had a 5.72 ERA in 2019.
In 2020, in his first season as a Giant, he had probably his best major league season. The 29 year old pitched to a 3.62 ERA and a career high 11.5 K-per-9. His highest salaried season is more than half of the qualifying offer. It’d be by far his biggest payday.