So with the client only winning 40% of arbitration cases, it should not be suprising the Alfonso Soriano (now of the Washington Nationals) lost his hearing for $12 million per year.
In baseball, Final Offer Arbitration is used, which has the team and player both submit their “final offers” to the panel of three arbitrators, and one of the two proposals will be selected by a majority. In this case, the majority sided with the Nationals.
Even though Soriano did not win the hearing, he will still receive the largest amount of money that an arbitration case has ever granted. This year, Soriano will make $10 million… $1.8 million more than the previous highest arbitration award.
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