Players To Avoid Arbitration: Monday

Teams and players exchange arbitration figures tomorrow if they haven't already come to terms for 2011. That means plenty of players will likely avoid arbitration today. We'll keep track of them all right here and with our Arbitration Tracker; the latest updates are at the top of this post:


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21 Comments on "Players To Avoid Arbitration: Monday"


4 years 7 months ago

I hope they’re working out a longer term deal with Billy, hopefully buying out at least one year of his free agency. People sometimes forget the kid is only 24 and hit a combined .310/.375/.481 the past two seasons.

4 years 7 months ago

Well, he’ll be 25 two weeks after Opening Day, but still, he’s got plenty of room to grow and I don’t think he’s close to hitting his ceiling.

Revive85
4 years 7 months ago

I think a long term deal (3-5 years) with Butler is coming soon but perhaps not until after we see how the Kila monster plays this year.

4 years 7 months ago

espnchicago.com is reporting the Nationals have acquired Tom Gorzellany

Lunchbox45
4 years 7 months ago

I think the Jays streak is coming to an end!

optionn
4 years 7 months ago

I don’t get the attraction of BJ Upton. The guy batted 237 last year and 241 the year before. He had one good year in 2007. The arbitration process sure does give players healthy salaries.

myname_989
4 years 7 months ago

The Phillies need to avoid arbitration with Kyle Kendrick before he becomes the most overpaid, Super Two – long reliever ever. Ugh, this guy…

4 years 7 months ago

he should have been non tendered he stinks shouldnt have a job. worley showed enough to be the numbe 5 hes also going to about a million cheaper than that bum

4 years 7 months ago

he should have been non tendered he stinks shouldnt have a job. worley showed enough to be the numbe 5 hes also going to about a million cheaper than that bum

bobraines
4 years 7 months ago

when i try to use arb-tracker, and set the filter for a specific team, it switches to 2012. Any reason for that?

Lunchbox45
4 years 7 months ago

the world is ending.

4 years 7 months ago

Great to see Armando sign with the Tigers. There was some speculation that they’d cut him loose if he didn’t make the rotation. $ 2.3 mil is a bit much for a long reliever, but the Tigers need the depth in the rotation with Penny’s health history, and Coke’s uncertainty transitioning to the bullpen, not to mention a lack of depth in the system for starting pitchers.

Pawsdeep
4 years 7 months ago

I agree. You can never have too much pitching and if Armando is our 6th man waiting in the wings it takes pressure off knowing you can account for an injury. It also gives them an out if Coke needs to go back to the bullpen and at worst it gives the Tigers an excellent option for spot starts and long relief. Keeping him was a great idea.

MetsEventually
4 years 7 months ago

So, can someone explain some things to me? If the team does not sign the player, what happens?

Lunchbox45
4 years 7 months ago

you mean if the team walks away from the arbitration settlement?

myname_989
4 years 7 months ago

Yeah, there is no “not signing” a player now. If a player was offered arbitration, they have a few options. They can either agree to a conctract before the deadline, which is the equivalent of “avoiding arbitration.” The other option is for both sides (player and team) to submit what they believe is fair value for 2011, and an arbitrator will review several factors and determine the player’s salary, somewhere between both offered figures. So, for example, if the Phillies’ salary figure for Kendrick’s arbitration hearing is 900k, and Kendrick’s agent suggests he’s worth about $2 million, the arbitrator will review Kendrick’s track record, last year’s performance, etc., and probably settle for around $1.5 million.

Those aren’t actual numbers, but that’s how the process works. Either way, any player who’s been offered arbitration will be on said team in 2011, unless they are traded.

MetsEventually
4 years 7 months ago

Ok, completely get it now. Thank you!

Motor_City_Bombshell
4 years 7 months ago

Gally got too much!! I mean, no offense to the guy, but he seriously wasn’t even worth $2MM. I was expecting something in the $1.5MM range, the deal is equivalent to what Jeremy Bonderman got in his first arbitration deal, but I still don’t understand…

Pawsdeep
4 years 7 months ago

No such thing as too much pitching. He did get a bit too much IMO but having him makes too much sense to whine about an extra million. An injury or making coke go back to the bullpen immediately males his contract worth it’s weight in gold and at worst he becomes a spot starter/long relief man and if that all he does I won’t be upset with his salary. An overpay, agreed, but I believe it was a very wise decision.

j6takish
4 years 7 months ago

Sorry about the perfect game, heres an extra million =/

myname_989
4 years 7 months ago

Like the rest of the fanbase, Fred is operating under the assumption that the Phillies are going to move Blanton, which I don’t understand, because until / if they do, Blanton is still the number five starter. You know what they say about when you assume…

Lol. Still though, I agree with Fred that Kendrick should have been non-tendered, especially if the Phillies knew all along that there was a good chance they’d land Lee. As a Super Two, the next few years with Kendrick are going to get ugly. They could have easily non-tendered him and resigned him. Who’s going to pay him / guaranteed him a spot in the rotation? The Nationals? If that’s the case, I’d be comfortable with Worley and no depth, than Kendrick making $2 million as a long man.