• Arbitration

    Posted by on January 18th, 2013 · Comments (3)

    No one wants to go there anymore, or so it seems…

    Comments on Arbitration

    1. February 19th, 2013 | 1:52 pm

      I was right. Via the AP yesterday:

      Major League Baseball pitched an arbitration shutout.

      Reliever Darren O’Day completed a $5.8 million, two-year contract with the Baltimore Orioles on Monday, becoming the 133rd and final player to settle without a hearing among the 133 who filed for arbitration Jan. 13.

      This was the first year since arbitration began in 1974 that no player who filed went to a hearing.

      Baseball’s previous record low was three hearings, set in 2005 and matched in 2009 and 2011. Arbitration was suspended in 1976 and 1977 while free agency was put in place.

      The high was 35 hearings in 1986, but teams have signed more of their young stars to contracts before hearings, giving many of them multiyear deals.

    2. Raf
      February 19th, 2013 | 6:21 pm

      Good stuff. Word always was that the arbitration process was an acrimonious one. Maybe teams aren’t as far apart with their players that they can hash things out instead of going to arbitration?

    3. Raf
      February 19th, 2013 | 6:59 pm

      This would certainly explain it;

      MLBTradeRumors is running a series on players arbitration experiences. Should be pretty good, I did like the Lohse article.

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