Arbitration Case History
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source: http://www.bizofbaseball.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=719&Itemid=116
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2004 and previous: avail on a PDF from Brown's webpage
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YearTeamPlayerPlayer FigureClub FigureDeltaWinnerStill with club?Depart club THAT year?Player Status with Arguing team
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2012MiamiAnibal Sanchez$8,000,000$6,900,000$1,100,000PlayerNoYesTraded to Detroit mid-2012 season
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2012WashingtonJohn Lannan$5,700,000$5,000,000$700,000ClubNoYesNon-tendered pre-2013 season, signed w/ Philadelphia
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2012MilwaukeeJose Veras$2,375,000$2,000,000$375,000ClubNoYesFA after 2012 season (unsure if non-tendered or not)
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2012MiamiEmilio Bonifacio$2,200,000$1,950,000$250,000PlayerNoYesTraded to Toronto post-2012 season
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2012BaltimoreBrad Bergesen$1,200,000$800,000$400,000ClubNoYesWaived mid-2012 season
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2012Tampa BayJeff Niemann$3,200,000$2,750,000$450,000ClubNoNo
Resigned for 2013, DFA'd post-2013 season (injured), refused AAA assignment, FA
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2012PittsburghGarrett Jones$2,500,000$2,250,000$250,000ClubNoNoResigned for 2013, FA after 2013 season
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2011HoustonHunter Pence$6,900,000$5,150,000$1,750,000PlayerNoYesTraded to Philadelphia mid 2011 season
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2011PittsburghRoss Ohlendorf$2,025,000$1,400,000$625,000PlayerNoYesReleased after 2011 season
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2011Los Angeles AngelsJered Weaver$8,800,000$7,365,000$1,435,000ClubYesNoSigned long term deal after 2011 season
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2010MiamiCody Ross$4,450,000$4,200,000$250,000PlayerNoYesWaived mid-2010 season
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2010Chicago CubsRyan Theriot$3,400,000$2,600,000$800,000ClubNoYesTraded mid-2010 to Los Angeles
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2010WashingtonBrian Bruney$1,850,000$1,500,000$350,000ClubNoYesReleased May 2010
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2010HoustonWandy Rodriguez$7,000,000$5,000,000$2,000,000ClubNoNoTraded mid 2012 to Pittsburgh
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2010MilwaukeeCorey Hart$4,800,000$4,150,000$650,000PlayerNoNoSigned extension to 2013, got hurt, FA after 2013
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2010Tampa BayBJ Upton$3,300,000$3,000,000$300,000ClubNoNoFA after 2012 season, signed elsewhere
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2010Los Angeles AngelsJeff Mathis$1,300,000$700,000$600,000PlayerNoNoTraded post-2011 season to Toronto
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2010WashingtonSean Burnett$925,000$775,000$150,000ClubNoNoleft as FA post 2012 season
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2009WashingtonShawn Hill$775,000$500,000$275,000PlayerNoYesReleased March 2009 before salary even kicked in
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2009MiamiDan Uggla$5,350,000$4,400,000$950,000PlayerNoNoTraded post-2010 season to Atlanta
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2009Tampa BayDioner Navarro$2,500,000$2,100,000$400,000ClubNoNonon-tendered post-2010 season
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2008Los Angeles AngelsFrancisco Rodriguez$12,500,000$10,000,000$2,500,000ClubNoYesFA after 2008 season, signed elsewhere
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2008ColoradoBrian Fuentes$6,500,000$5,050,000$1,450,000ClubNoYesGranted FA after 2008 season, signed elsewhere
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2008WashingtonFelipe Lopez$5,200,000$4,900,000$300,000ClubNoYesReleased July 2008
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2008HoustonMark Lorretta$4,900,000$2,750,000$2,150,000ClubNoYesleft as FA after one year (why did he go to arbitration? Odd)
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2008PhiladelphiaRyan Howard$10,000,000$7,000,000$3,000,000PlayerYesNoSigned 3-year deal after 2008 season, longer term after that
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2008New York MetsOliver Perez$6,500,000$4,725,000$1,775,000PlayerNoNoFA after 2008 but re-signed 3 year deal w/ NY
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2008HoustonJose Valverde$6,200,000$4,700,000$1,500,000ClubNoNosigned one more year, FA
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2008New York YankeesChien-Ming Wang$4,600,000$4,000,000$600,000ClubNoNoGranted FA after 2009 season (hurt)
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2007MiamiMiguel Cabrera$7,400,000$6,700,000$700,000PlayerNoYesTraded after 2007 season
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2007San DiegoTodd Walker$3,950,000$2,750,000$1,200,000PlayerNoYesReleased March 2007 before salary even kicked in
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2007WashingtonJohn Patterson$1,850,000$850,000$1,000,000ClubNoYesReleased March 2007 before salary even kicked in
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2007WashingtonChad Cordero$4,150,000$3,650,000$500,000PlayerNoNosigned on one more year, DFA'd refused assignment, FA
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2007Los Angeles DodgersJoe Beimel$1,250,000$912,500$337,500ClubNoNosigned for one more year, FA
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2007Tampa BayJosh Paul$940,000$625,000$315,000ClubNoNoFA after 2007, signed ML deal with Tampa again, didn't make team
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2007MiamiKevin Gregg$700,000$575,000$125,000ClubNoNoTraded after 2008 season
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2006WashingtonAlfonso Soriano$12,000,000$10,000,000$2,000,000ClubNoYeswas in last year of arb anyway; left via FA
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2006BaltimoreRodrigo Lopez$4,500,000$3,750,000$750,000ClubNoYestraded after 2006 season to Colorado
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2006MinnesotaKyle Lohse$3,950,000$3,400,000$550,000PlayerNoYesTraded mid 2006 to Cincinnati
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2006Colorado
Sun-Woo "Sunny" Kim
$800,000$600,000$200,000ClubNoYestraded at the end of 2006
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2006Kansas CityEmil Brown$1,775,000$1,400,000$375,000PlayerNoNoleft as FA after 2007 season
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2006Tampa BayJosh Paul$750,000$475,000$275,000ClubNoNowent to arb again in 2007
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2005OaklandJuan Cruz$860,000$600,000$260,000ClubNoYestraded after 2005 season to Arizona
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2005MinnesotaKyle Lohse$2,400,000$2,150,000$250,000PlayerNoNowent to arb again in 2006
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2005Kansas CityJeremy Affeldt$1,200,000$950,000$250,000ClubNoNoTraded mid 2006 to Colorado
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Washington
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Records: Clubs are 28/45 (62%), players are 17/45 (38%)
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Miami6
Washington leading "arguing" club with 8 of 45 cases since 2005.
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Tampa Bay
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42% of all cases since 2005 by just 3 clubs
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Houston4
12 of 30 clubs in the game havn't had an arb argument since 2005
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Los Angeles Angels
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Smallest amount argued over: $125k by Miami in 2007 and $150K by Wash in 2010 w/ Burnett
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Pittsburgh
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Largest amount argued over: $3M by Philadelphia w/ Ryan Howard (player won)
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Minnesota
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Amount delta with Washington's two 2014 cases: $3M with Fister, $1.9M with Clippard. Not good
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Milwaukee
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Biggest player demand: Francisco Rodriguez $12,500,000 (player lost)
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Kansas City
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Biggest club offer ($10M twice; both club wins)
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Colorado2
Just 2 of 45 players who have argued arb cases remain with their teams
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Baltimore
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23 of 45 players who argued w/ their clubs were traded or released THAT same season
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San Diego
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Philadelphia
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Oakland1
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New York Yankees
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New York Mets
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Los Angeles Dodgers
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Chicago Cubs
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Grand Total
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