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Monday, December 01, 2008
Arbitration DayThe deadline to offer arbitration is midnight tonight. There are lots of stories floating around today about whether so-and-so will be offered arbitration. Many of them conclude with some variation of "worse case scenario, Player X accepts, and Club Y has the services of a good player at a manageable price without the risk or pressure of a long term deal."
Given the economic environment in which we find ourselves, and given how many scare-stories have been written forecasting doom for the freee agent market, I have this feeling that way more free agents will accept arbitration than is usually the case.
Which may not be a bad thing. After all, if Player X accepts, and Club Y has the services of a good player at a manageable price without the risk or pressure of a long term deal.
UPDATE: Pinto beat me to it by more than three hours.
Posted by Craig Calcaterra at 11:55am
Jason @ IIATMS said...
Wonder if Maddux accepts arb again?
Posted 12/01 at 03:23 PM
Zach Sanders said...
This day marks the true beginning of the free agent season!
I don’t know why any team would choose to not offer a player arb. Like you said, worst case is you get a player for a year at a price somewhat fitting of their skill level.
Posted 12/01 at 03:53 PM
Alex K said...
But sometimes you can get a player that was TERRIBLE last year (and maybe still declining) since the Type (A, B) FA they are is not all about the last year. For examples see Howry, Bobby
Posted 12/01 at 05:52 PM
Zach, tell that to the Dodgers. Their no-offer list is like a snake shedding its skin. Furcal was a surprise, but do you really think you could get anything like a good arb price for Jeff Kent or Chan Ho Park?
Posted 12/02 at 12:20 PM