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Sunday, February 26, 2017

How to Fix Arbitration for Relievers | FanGraphs Baseball

This part seems fanciful. Saves will still be used by agents to get closers paid. Agents will use leverage index to also get set-up men paid.

This wouldn’t even cost Major League teams more money, as they’d simply be redistributing money given to ninth-inning specialists to their entire bullpen, so we’re not even arguing that MLB teams should increase pre-FA reliever salaries in total. But by switching from saves to leverage index (or even just high-leverage innings totals), the arbitration system could more accurately reflect the game as it’s being played in 2017, and teams could ask their young relievers to pitch in ways most beneficial to the team without also asking them to limit their earning potential in the process.

Jim Furtado Posted: February 26, 2017 at 07:37 AM | 6 comment(s)
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Sunday, February 19, 2017

Dellin Betances’ lost case against the Yankees shows the arbitration system is broken | FOX Sports

I was busy yesterday and haven’t read all the hot takes but, other than it being smarter for Levine to keep his mouth shut, Betances outcome fits within the history of the arbitration framework. If the system has been truly flawed why didn’t the MLBPA make it point during the recently settled contract? I get Betances complaint but the outcome shouldn’t have been unexpected. Set-up men don’t get paid in arbitration.

Jim Furtado Posted: February 19, 2017 at 08:09 AM | 24 comment(s)
  Beats: arbitration, dellin betances, yankees

Saturday, February 18, 2017

Yankees President: Dellin Betances’ Arbitration Filing “Had No Bearings In Reality”

“It’s like me saying, I’m not the president of the Yankees, I’m an astronaut. I’m not an astronaut and Dellin Betances is not a closer,” Levine adds.

Joel Sherman of the New York Post writes that there’s “bad blood” between Betances and the Yankees going back to last season, when the Yankees renewed Betances’ salary for the league minimum of $507K despite Betances’ strong performances to that point.

Stay classy, Randy.

Infinite Yost (Voxter) Posted: February 18, 2017 at 01:20 PM | 49 comment(s)
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