Right-hander Trevor Bauer has won his arbitration hearing against the Indians, reports Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports (via Twitter). Bauer’s arb case featured one of the most significant gaps between the player’s submitted salary and the team’s figure (as seen in the MLBTR Arbitraiton Tracker), and he’ll now be paid at $6.525MM instead of $5.3MM thanks to the win. Bauer is represented by Wasserman.
Bauer, who recently turned 27, receives nearly a $3MM raise on last year’s $3.55MM salary with today’s ruling. The right-hander closed out the season with a 4.19 ERA, 10.0 K/9, 3.1 BB/9 and a 46.4 percent ground-ball rate through 176 1/3 regular-season innings. He went on to make one dominant postseason appearance against the Yankees before being clubbed for four runs in 1 2/3 innings in Game 4 of the ALDS.
Bauer’s bottom-line run prevention numbers might not look especially impressive, but they’re marred by a dreadful start to the season. The former No. 3 overall pick was sporting an ERA north of 7.00 through his first six trips to the hill, but he turned in a strong 3.45 ERA through 143 1/3 innings to close out the regular season — including a pristine 2.42 ERA and 85-to-19 K/BB ratio in his final 13 appearances.
Bauer will join Corey Kluber, Carlos Carrasco and Danny Salazar in the Cleveland rotation this season, with Josh Tomlin and Mike Clevinger both vying for the final spot in the starting five. Bauer, a Super Two player, has now gone through the arbitration process twice and will be eligible twice more before qualifying as a free agent following the completion of the 2020 season.
A million dollars raise not bad… Wish regular workers will be compensated like that lol…
Which would lead to bread costing $150 a loaf. You can’t magically create wealth by raising a minimum wage.
You can sensibly share existing wealth by raising a minimum wage.
Not if you control costs around it. lol Saying there will be $150 bread is like saying there wasn’t a raise in the first place. All you’ve done is add zeroes to the numbers, not actually raised any wage.
Yatagarasu, you seem to be arguing that no one should ever get a raise because it causes prices to rise, wiping out the raise.
If nobody watched baseball, purchased apparel or attended the games, guess who wouldn’t get million dollar raises?
Except most of the team revenue comes from TV contracts
and not attendance numbers!
Pretty sure this is a joke. Don’t think he expects everyone to get million dollar raises…
And the “average worker” could put the work in to get to that level and then reap such rewards.
And the offseason continues to drone along….
I see what you did there.
I always want to see MLBTR’s projected arb salary included in these articles. It is disappointing that I have to go search for it.
From a free app to a free Google search? Shame you had to put that work in…
Good for him.
And it’s actually a 3 million dollar raise from last year. He’s making 1 million more than what Cleveland wanted to pay him this year.