Arbiters ruled in favor of the Astros over Mark Loretta today, saving the team $2.15MM. I guess the 20% pay cut thing doesn’t apply here. With the Jose Valverde savings, that makes $3.65MM for Houston. That’s probably right around what Shawn Chacon will get.
Three hearings remain undecided; the players will probably snag at least one victory in the cases of Ryan Howard, Oliver Perez, and Francisco Rodriguez. Keith Law explains again why the Phils paying Howard more than they have to does not make sense.
Historically teams have won 57.7% of cases. So we might’ve expected the teams to be 3-2 instead of 5-0 this year but it’s not exactly a huge upset.