Arbitration Resources

By this time tomorrow, all unsigned arbitration eligible players will have exchanged proposals with their respective teams. We'll be keeping track of everything at MLBTR, but in the meantime here are some links to posts and resources that will help make sense of arbitration, a fixture in baseball offseasons for nearly 40 years:


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3 years 7 months ago

I am assuming that the same language regarding arbitration in the prior CBA still applies to the new CBA.  We didn’t hear of any changes to the arbitration terms, other than a slight expansion of the size of the super 2 pool. 

Jim McGrath
3 years 7 months ago

I’m trying to get a grip on why it seems important not to miss the 11 AM cut-off? If I’m the GM and I have offered arb to my players and I don’t sign them before 11 today what’s the problem? If I offer a contract and it’s too low, from the players perspective, we are at the mercy of the arbitrator. What happens if
I offer, tender, them a contract but I don’t offer them a figure? Is there any way the player can walk if I tender him a contract but he doesn’t like the figure?
At what point can they be declared free agents in this tendering contracts and not agreeing on the arbitration number.
Ex. David Ortiz if the Sox give him a figure of $6 M for one year and the arbiter says he’s worth $14—I’m assuming the Sox have to pay that amount. Short of signing the contract and trading him, they must pay him.

3 years 7 months ago

Baseball free agency is very complicated.

Jim McGrath
3 years 7 months ago

Where is this “thing” as you say on arb???

Jim McGrath
3 years 7 months ago

Where is this “thing” as you say on arb???