Corey Hart Wins Arbitration Hearing

Brewers outfielder Corey Hart won his arbitration hearing, reports Tom Haudricourt of the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel.  He'll be paid $4.8MM in 2010, rather than the team's request of $4.15MM.  Hart's hearing marked the Brewers' first since they lost to pitcher Jose Mercedes in '98, according to's Adam McCalvy.

Hart's victory should come as no surprise, as hearings are often a crapshoot.  Hart's representatives at CAA have a reputation for being good in the room, also.  One possible comparable, Josh Willingham, settled on Hart's side of the midpoint in January.  Despite a weaker platform year than Willingham, Hart was able to win his extra $650K.