Anibal Sanchez Had Arbitration Hearing Today

Marlins right-hander Anibal Sanchez had his arbitration hearing today, the Associated Press reports (via ESPN.com). Sanchez asked for $8MM, while the Marlins countered with $6.9MM. Arbitrators Elizabeth Neumeier, James Oldham and Gil Vernon and are expected to reach a decision by Saturday. 

As MLBTR's Arbitration Tracker shows, Sanchez and Emilio Bonifacio are the team's two unsigned arbitration eligible players. Sanchez is entering his final season as an arbitration eligible player after earning $3.7MM in 2011. Earlier in the week I previewed a possible extension between him and the Marlins.


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3 Comments on "Anibal Sanchez Had Arbitration Hearing Today"


johnsilver
3 years 7 months ago

Instead of bickering over 1.1m for 2012, they should try to steal his services for a below market 3/30-33m deal instead.. Maybe even 4/40-45m if Sanchez is open to it.

elscorcho the marlin
3 years 7 months ago

you have a good point.  i just don’t think the marlins are committed  to him.  it’s not based on anything other than seeing them lock up ricky before him.  

johnsilver
3 years 7 months ago

I really hope they lock him up. Have liked him since when he was with the Sox organization (fan of both teams) and he is really the ace of the staff on the Marlins. Now that his injuries seem to be a thing of the past, they would be making a poor decision to let him walk with JJ seemingly out 1/3+ of every season, Nolasco a wild card from start to start and Buehrle is a #3 at best.

This is the anchor and person they can hold onto and it seems would cost less than Buehrle.

They may have locked up Nolasco 1st wanting to see if Sanchez could stay healthy another season, but then he did.. This is 2 seasons in a row now. Just my hopes and least.