Pirates Beat Garrett Jones In Arbitration

The Pirates beat Garrett Jones in yesterday's arbitration hearing, the team announced. Jones will earn $2.25MM in 2012, instead of the $2.5MM salary he and his representatives at SFX had asked for.

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. I examined his case in some detail yesterday. Teams won five of the seven arbitration cases that took place this offseason, as MLBTR's Arbitration Tracker shows.

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5 Comments on "Pirates Beat Garrett Jones In Arbitration"

3 years 6 months ago

Does anyone else find it slightly ironic that with all the comparisons between Jones and McGehee that McGehee will get $2.5375M by not going to arbitration when Jones, who asked for $2.5M, will end up getting $2.25M?

3 years 6 months ago

Way to squeeze out that extra quarter million Pittsburgh.  Basically the equivalent of someone like me finding enough change in the couch to make a quick run to Taco Bell. 

It must have been entertaining to hear the Pirate’s brass explain why he did not deserve to get that extra pittance.  No wonder no one wants to play in Pittsburgh.  And I agree it is the nicest stadium I have been to.  This coming from a die-hard Cleveland fan.  

3 years 6 months ago

 Well, $250K to a team with a $42M payroll is .6%. So if you make, say, $30K/year that would be like finding $180 in your couch cushions, which would buy like 227ish tacos.

3 years 6 months ago

wow, the Pirates are cheapskates. 

3 years 6 months ago

Wow. If you look at the facts that the arbitration panel reviewed shows Garrett Jones and his agents were greedy.