The deadline to offer arbitration to players was tonight at 9 PM and the Padres have offered arbitration to 3 Type-B Free Agents, Jon Garland, Kevin Correia, and Yorvit Torrealba. If these players do not accept arbitration, then the Padres will receive a supplemental draft pick as compensation.
The Padres did not offer arbitration to David Eckstein (Type B) or to Miguel Tejada (Type A).
Definition of Type A and Type B Free Agents:
In Major League Baseball, free agents are classified as either Type A, Type B, or unclassified. Type A free agents are those determined by the Elias Sports Bureau to be in the top 20% of all players based on the previous two seasons. Type B free agents are those in the next twentieth percentile. Unclassified free agents are those remaining in the bottom sixtieth percentile.
Teams that lose a Type A free agent, to whom they have offered arbitration, receive the top draft pick from the team that signs the free agent, plus a supplemental draft pick in the upcoming draft as compensation. Teams losing Type B free agents, or Type A’s not offered arbitration, receive only a supplemental pick as compensation. Teams that lose unclassified free agents do not receive any compensation. – wikipedia.com