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MLB Free Agency: Seven Dodgers, Two Angels File

Now that the baseball season is officially over -- it ended with the San Francisco Giants capturing their first World Series title in 56 years tonight -- the hot stove can officially be lit. This year, eligible players are now automatically filed for free agency the moment the World Series is over. That list of MLB free agents is 142 players long, per Adam Rubin of ESPN.

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The Dodgers have seven free agents:

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  • Rod Barajas
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  • Hiroki Kuroda
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  • Vicente Padilla
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  • Jay Gibbons
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  • Reed Johnson
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  • Brad Ausmus (who will retire)
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  • Jeff Weaver
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In addition, Scott Podsednik has a mutual option for $2 million for 2011, with a $100,000 buyout.

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The Angels, who have a whopping nine arbitration-eligible players on their roster (three more than the Dodgers), have just two players that automatically filed for free agency:

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  • Hideki Matsui
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  • Scot Shields
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For Type A and Type B free agents (Barajas and Matsui apply here, as Type Bs), their former clubs have until November 23 to offer them arbitration. The players have until November 30 to either accept or reject arbitration. If they decline, then sign with another team, the old club receives draft pick compensation.

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For more new and analysis be sure to read the SB Nation blogs True Blue LA (Dodgers) and Halos Heaven (Angels).