Garrett Jones Had Arbitration Hearing Today

Pirates outfielder/first baseman Garrett Jones had his arbitration hearing today, the Associated Press reports (via ESPN.com). Jones and his representatives at SFX asked for $2.5MM, while the Pirates offered $2.25MM. Arbitrators Margaret Brogan, Dan Brent and Matt Goldberg are expected to reach a decision by tomorrow.

Jones posted a .243/.321/.433 line with 16 home runs in 477 plate appearances for the Pirates last year and drew some trade interest from the Yankees this offseason. Casey McGehee, whose numbers and salary demands are comparable to those of Jones, is scheduled for the last arbitration hearing of the offseason. So far this winter teams have won four of six arbitration cases, as MLBTR's Arbitration Tracker shows.


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9 Comments on "Garrett Jones Had Arbitration Hearing Today"


Mike Adamson
3 years 5 months ago

I find it amazing that they are that close and couldn’t work things out.

formerdraftpick
3 years 5 months ago

Actually they rounded off the numbers…the Pirates wanted to give him $2,249,999.99.  The Pirates need to nickel and dime.

Patrick Nightingale
3 years 5 months ago

This guy deserves a Nickel and a Dime as his contract.

formerdraftpick
3 years 5 months ago

Do you really think they will pay him in all nickels and dimes?

mitch
3 years 5 months ago

I’ve always liked Jones good versatility, decent pop, some speed, hustle guy.  Bye the bye, is the teams winning 4 out of 6 arb cases normal? I mean as far as the teams winning more cases than players?

3 years 5 months ago

Is it really worth an arbitration hearing, and the alienation that can occur, over 250k. If I were an MLB team, it would be like me arguing over a 25 cent coupon the cashier won’t accept. If I were the arbitrator I’d award him the 2.5 mi on principal and tell the Pirates to quit being so cheap.

Tesseract
3 years 5 months ago

$250 K represents a decent international signing and is way more of what most of you guys here have made in the past 5 years

Mike Adamson
3 years 5 months ago

Yea but we’re talking about baseball players and not us.

Tesseract
3 years 5 months ago

 True… But still 250 K is a decent international signing. Wouldn’t u like the pirates to have an extra pitcher prospect from the Dominican?