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Tuesday, January 22, 2019

Aaron Nola expects to go to court with Phillies over 2019 salary

Aaron Nola has a date on Valentine’s Day, but there will be no wine, no dinner, no chocolate.

Nola on Monday night revealed that his salary arbitration showdown with the Phillies is scheduled for Feb. 14. A three-person panel will decide his 2019 salary during a hearing in St. Petersburg, Florida, that day. The Phillies will hold their first workout for pitchers and catchers the day before in nearby Clearwater.

“This is baseball, the business part of the game,” Nola said before accepting the Professional Athlete of the Year award at the 115th annual Philadelphia Sports Writers Association dinner. “No hard feelings between us. Whatever happens happens. We’re just going to go through it.”

A reminder that it isn’t just the players in free agency who are in the midst of pay disputes.

 

QLE Posted: January 22, 2019 at 07:55 AM | 7 comment(s)
  Beats: aaron nola, arbitration, phillies

Monday, January 14, 2019

2019 MLB players who have avoided arbitration

Players going to arbitration. I highlighted the most interesting cases.

Blue Jays: Ryan Tepera (Tepera’s figure: $1.8 million; TOR figure: $1.525 million, per Associated Press)

Rays: Tommy Pham (Pham’s figure: $4.1 million; TB figure: $3.5 million, per Associated Press)

Yankees: Luis Severino (Severino’s figure: $5.25 million; NYY figure: $4.4 million, per Associated Press)

Indians: Trevor Bauer (Bauer’s figure: $13 million; CLE figure: $11 million, per Associated Press)

Tigers: Michael Fulmer (Fulmer’s figure: $3.4 million; DET figure: $2.8 million)

Astros: Gerrit Cole (Cole’s figure: $13.5 million; HOU figure: $11.425 million, per AP), Carlos Correa (Correa’s figure: $5 million; HOU figure: $4.25 million, per AP), Chris Devenski (Devenski’s figure: $1.65 million; HOU figure: $1.4 million, per AP)

Athletics: Blake Treinen (Treinen’s figure: $6.4 million; OAK figure: $5.6 million)

Nationals: Kyle Barraclough (Barraclough’s figure: $2 million; WSH figure: $1.725 million, per AP),  Michael A. Taylor (Taylor’s figure: $3.5 million; WSH figure: $3.25 million, per AP)

Phillies: Aaron Nola (Nola’s figure: $6.75 million; PHI figure: $4.45 million, per AP)

Reds: Alex Wood (Wood’s figure: $9.65 million; CIN figure: $8.7 million, per AP)

Diamondbacks: T.J. McFarland (McFarland’s figure: $1.675 million; ARI figure: $1.1 million, per AP)

Rockies: Nolan Arenado (Arenado’s figure: $30 million; COL figure: $24 million, per AP)

 

Jim Furtado Posted: January 14, 2019 at 10:57 AM | 1 comment(s)
  Beats: arbitration

Thursday, January 10, 2019

Passan: Inside the wild, wonky world of MLB salary arbitration

To begin, the player’s side gets an hour to make its argument. After a 15-minute break, the team gets an hour. Following a 30-minute break, during which both sides finalize their closing arguments, the player’s side gets a 30-minute rebuttal and the team gets the same. Players often sit through a savaging of their accomplishments. Arbitration hearings are not for the weak of heart.

The arguments throughout a case run the gamut. Arbitrators have long rewarded home runs and saves, so they are featured prominently among the players with them, like Oakland’s Khris Davis, who could seek a raise from $10.5 million into the $18 million range. At the same time, the arbitration system is not the antediluvian, abacus-using Luddite-fest it has been portrayed as. The wins above replacement metric is used extensively. So are fielding independent pitching for starters and leverage index for relievers. Statcast data is not allowed in cases, mainly because the league has a far greater plethora of it than the union; and in 2016, when the CBA was signed, the accuracy of spin-rate and launch-angle metrics so vital to modern baseball was not tested out over a large enough sample to warrant their inclusion.

RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: January 10, 2019 at 01:03 PM | 8 comment(s)
  Beats: arbitration

Friday, November 09, 2018

Reds’ Scott Schebler, Rangers’ Matt Bush miss arbitration cutoff

CARLSBAD, Calif.—Cincinnati outfielder Scott Schebler and Texas pitcher Matt Bush just missed the cutoff for salary arbitration eligibility, while Chicago Cubs pitcher Carl Edwards Jr. and Toronto pitcher Joe Biagini earned the final spots.

The Major League Baseball Players Association said Thursday the cutoff for eligibility this winter is 2 years, 134 days of major league service—up from 2 years, 123 days last year.

The top 22 percent of players with at least two years of service time, but less than three, are eligible for arbitration as long as they had at least 86 days this year. They join the older group of three- to six-year players.

Is it wrong that I can’t bring myself to have an ounce of sympathy for Matt Bush?

QLE Posted: November 09, 2018 at 07:55 AM | 2 comment(s)
  Beats: arbitration, matt bush, scott schebler

 

 

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