Happy Adam Dunn free agency eligibility days!

Adam Dunn has five days to file for free agency and the Washington Nationals have exclusive rights to negotiate with him during that period. If they offer him arbitration for a 1 year contract, they will get will get compensatory draft picks if Dunn declines. Some details from Nationals Journal, The Post:

No matter who signs Dunn, the Nationals will receive a “sandwich” pick in the supplementary round between the first and second round. The first 18 picks of this year’s draft are protected, meaning a team that picks in the first 18 picks will surrender its second-round choice if it signs another team’s Type A free agent, but a team in the bottom 15 picks of the first round that signs another team’s Type A free agent will lose its first-round pick. (There are 33 picks in the first round this year, based on teams receiving compensation for not signing their 2010 first-round pick, like what happened to the Nationals with Aaron Crow in 2008.)

I want Dunn back, but am assuming he’s gone.

MLBTradeRumors.com coverage of Adam Dunn

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