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Renewing contracts
Posted: 13 March 2007 05:31 PM   [ Ignore ]

Why do teams renew pre-arbitration players for less than the amount they offered in a 1 year deal?  For example, the Yankees offered Wang $520K.  He wanted more and didn’t sign the offer.  He got renewed for $491K.  What’s the downside for the player in signing the offer that he’s willing to give up $29K?


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Posted: 14 March 2007 02:41 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 1 ]

Players and agents seem to think by taking the lower number, it will help them in arbitration hearings.  Don’t think it has been proven that it does help, though.


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