Dodgers, Billingsley Avoid Arbitration

The Dodgers avoided arbitration with Chad Billingsley, agreeing on a contract for 2010, according to's Ken Gurnick. Billingley, who made $475K last year and was arbitration-eligible for the first time, will earn $3.85MM this year, tweets Dylan Hernandez of the LA Times.

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3 Comments on "Dodgers, Billingsley Avoid Arbitration"

5 years 7 months ago

That’s not a bad price for Billingsley. A nice raise for Chad, but not a terrible hit for the Dodgers. I am surprised that they didn’t try to lock him up for more than this year though, but that seems to be their trend so far with their gaggle of arbitration players.

5 years 7 months ago

It was his first year eligible, and considering the way he finished in 2009, I think the Dodgers want to see a bit more consistency before they lock him up long term.

5 years 7 months ago

very true. especially how after how his second half went this last year.