The Angels have not made a qualifying offer to Torii Hunter. The All Star Gold Glove outfielder is now a free agent.

The new rules of free agency are a streamlined rollercoaster - once the World Series ends, teams have a few days to make a qualifying offer to their free agents. What is a Q.O.? A salary that would put the player in the top 122 players in the major leagues - this year it is $13.3 Million. Once a Q.O. is made, the free agent can still look at other teams but those teams will have to surrender a draft pick if and when they sign him.

In not making Hunter a qualifying offer the Angels are almost certainly cutting ties with him. He will inevitably get a two-year, $28 million deal somewhere and it will not be Anaheim. By not making a Q.O., the Angels have made it easier for a team to justify signing Hunter as they do not lose a first round draft pick in the process. The club has also made it easier on themselves to focus on signing Zack Greinke.