Category: arbitration

Paring to (and Through?) the Core... the Conclusion

“When my fist clenches, crack it open.Before I use it and lose my cool.When I smile, tell me some bad news.Before I laugh and act like a fool.” Let’s try this again… I was attempting to carry my previous article into the various trade scenarios being bantered about in the media. Click-bait articles abound, with... Read more »

Update on salary arbitration process

Update on salary arbitration process
Today marks the day when clubs and representatives for arbitration eligible players present their requested salary figures for the 2019 season and schedule an arbitration hearing date for early February. As this is the first day when both sides can see what the other is asking for in the process, many deals are struck today that... Read more »

Travis Wood & The Funky Arbitration Eligible Bunch

Travis Wood had a fine season in 2013, sporting a 3.11 ERA in 200 innings of work for the Cubs. He was statistically the Cubs most consistent starting pitcher last year and he was awarded 3.9 MM in arbitration for it. I think that’s more than fair, I don’t expect Wood to put up numbers... Read more »
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Cubs, Matt Garza avoid arbitration

Cubs, Matt Garza avoid arbitration
Yesterday I guessed the Cubs would sign Matt Garza at the last minute for $9.75M.  I was close.  It was last minute but the amount was $9.5M.  The timing was right but the amount was off by 250K. UPDATE: Per SI, Incentives to the contract go like this: Garza can earn up to 150K on top... Read more »

Matt Garza arbitration hearing scheduled for Friday

Matt Garza arbitration hearing scheduled for Friday
It seems the Cubs won’t have to wait long to find out about Matt Garza’s 2012 salary.  Garza and the Cubs are scheduled for an arbitration hearing this Friday.  The Cubs have offered $7.95M while Garza’s camp is asking for $12.5M.  It’s a high figure from Garza’s side but perhaps the hope was that it... Read more »