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Monday, February 25, 2019

Who won arbitration in 2019— players or owners? - Beyond the Box Score

Takeaways

These settlements have long-term consequences. Each player’s salary is a major determining factor in next year’s arbitration. It’s impossible to tell exactly, but losing $100,000 as a Super Two probably costs a player more than $1 million over the entirety of their arbitration years.

Once again, the players need to do a better job. This is at least the second year in a row in which they’ve failed to meet projections. Given that the players who went through with arbitration did so much better, more of them should play hardball in negotiations. If the team isn’t willing to meet demands, let the arbiter decide. It seems to work out better in the end.

Jim Furtado Posted: February 25, 2019 at 12:27 PM | 0 comment(s)
  Beats: arbitration

Saturday, February 16, 2019

Tigers beat Fulmer in final arbitration case this year

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Detroit beat pitcher Michael Fulmer in the last salary arbitration case this year, leaving players with a 6-4 final record in decisions.

Fulmer was awarded a raise from $575,200 to $2.8 million by Matt Goldberg, Robert Herzog and Elizabeth Neumeier, who heard the case Wednesday. Fulmer had asked for $3.4 million.

The decision was withheld until Friday, when right-hander Luis Severino and the Yankees had been scheduled for a hearing.

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Remember when free agency was over before the arbiters went to work, not after?

QLE Posted: February 16, 2019 at 06:25 AM | 0 comment(s)
  Beats: arbitration, michael fulmer

Thursday, February 14, 2019

Trevor Bauer: Indians presented ‘character assassination’ against him

Maybe Bauer doesn’t have the temperament to go to arbitration every year. As Sean Casey will tell you, “It’s not business; it’s personal.”

 

Jim Furtado Posted: February 14, 2019 at 12:00 PM | 50 comment(s)
  Beats: arbitration, indians, trevor bauer

Tuesday, February 12, 2019

Gerrit Cole goes to arbitration with Astros

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Pitcher Gerrit Cole has gone to arbitration with the Houston Astros, asking to be given $13.5 million rather than the team’s offer of $11,425,000.

Cole made $6.75 million last year, when he earned his second All-Star selection and went 15-5 with a 2.88 ERA. He earned $6.75 million.

Arbitrators Gil Vernon, Steven Wolf and Walt De Treux heard the case Monday and are expected to decide later this week.

So, what comes first: the end of this year’s arbitration, the signing of this year’s free agents, or the World Series?

 

QLE Posted: February 12, 2019 at 05:29 AM | 0 comment(s)
  Beats: arbitration, astros, gerrit cole

Wednesday, February 06, 2019

Astros’ Carlos Correa, Rays’ Tommy Pham win arbitration cases

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla.—Houston Astros shortstop Carlos Correa and Tampa Bay outfielder Tommy Pham have won their salary arbitration cases.

The decisions Tuesday gave players a 3-1 lead over teams in cases this winter.

Correa was awarded a $5 million salary, rather than the $4.25 million offered by the Astros. Arbitrators Elizabeth Neumeier, James Oldham and Gary Kendellen made the decision.

Today’s news in arbitration.

 

QLE Posted: February 06, 2019 at 04:36 AM | 6 comment(s)
  Beats: arbitration, carlos correa, tommy pham

Tuesday, February 05, 2019

Pham goes to arbitration; Devenski avoids hearing

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Outfielder Tommy Pham asked an arbitration panel for a raise from $570,100 to $4.1 million, and the Tampa Bay Rays argued for $3.5 million.

Arbitrators Margaret Brogan, Andrew Strongin and Gil Vernon are expected to decide the case Tuesday, a day after hearing arguments.

Pham hit .275 with 21 homers and 63 RBIs for St. Louis and Tampa Bay, which acquired him on July 31. He batted .343 with seven homers and 22 RBIs in 39 games for the Rays.

Given Pham’s previous commentary on the Rays, I’d have expected them to be fighting over an amount of money larger than $600,000.

QLE Posted: February 05, 2019 at 04:43 AM | 2 comment(s)
  Beats: arbitration, rays, tommy pham

Friday, February 01, 2019

Report: Rockies’ Nolan Arenado Signs Record $26M Deal to Avoid Arbitration

The Rockies avoided arbitration with All-Star third baseman Nolan Arenado after agreeing to a deal on Thursday, the club announced.

Per The Athletic’s Ken Rosenthal, Arenado and Colorado settled at $26 million, setting a record for an arbitration-eligible player. He initially reported that Arenado requested for $30 million and the Rockies countered with $24 million.

The previous record was set last year, when Josh Donaldson agreed to a one-year, $23 million with the Blue Jays.

So, what do we suppose this means in a broader sense?

 

QLE Posted: February 01, 2019 at 04:09 AM | 24 comment(s)
  Beats: arbitration, nolan arenado, rockies

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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