Brewers, Marcum Avoid Arbitration

The Brewers announced that they avoided arbitration with Shaun Marcum, agreeing to a one-year deal for 2012. The sides settled at the midpoint of $7.725MM, MLB.com's Adam McCalvy reports. Turner Gary Sports represents the right-hander.

Marcum had asked for $8.7MM, while the Brewers had countered with $6.75MM, as MLBTR's Arbitration Tracker shows. Marcum is set to hit free agency after the 2012 season along with a group of starters that currently seems deep. Right-handed reliever Jose Veras is Milwaukee's lone unsigned arbitration eligible player.

Now that Marcum has agreed to terms, Matt Garza has settled with the Cubs and Anibal Sanchez has had his hearing, discussions between the Orioles and Jeremy Guthrie are set to pick up. The sides have a hearing scheduled Monday, but these new settlements figure to re-shape discussions to an extent.


4 Responses to Brewers, Marcum Avoid Arbitration Leave a Reply

  1. Good, now there is less chance for bad blood if he didn’t get everything he asked for and lost his case. We will need him to be as solid as he was for the first 3/4 of last season if we are going to stay in the hunt.

  2. AlKelz 3 years ago

    I think Gutherie is due for a hearing. He has flirted with the idea in the past and the O’s will want to contain his salary in hopes of trading him in a deadline deal. The less he makes , the more other clubs will offer .

    Shame to see him go , but it’s in the cards . I hope the Japanese pitchers adapt quick or the young pitchers finally click  or both. Because without either , this ship will sink before it leaves port :(

  3. skoods 3 years ago

    Wow, how bad was he in the playoffs last year? 0-3, 14.90 ERA, 2.276 WHIP

    Primetime pitcher? Nope.

  4. AlKelz 3 years ago

    Agreed. And they will likely win the case but they will lose a player who wanted to sign long term last year. Since so few players want to be Orioles ( And who could blame them ) they will likely win the battle but lose the war.

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