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Early Report That Corey Hart Won

Tom Haudricourt of the Milwaukee-Wisconsin Journal Sentinal just tweeted that Corey Hart has surprisingly won his arbitration hearing.  If this is true, Hart will make $4.8 million in the 2010 season.

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Comparing Corey Hart To Hunter Pence

Apparently, Corey Hart and his agents from CAA were unable to strike a deal with the Milwaukee Brewers in the final hour before their case went to arbitration.  It is expected that we will know which side won today’s hearing tomorrow.  The three arbitrators hearing the case are Elizabeth Neumeier, John Sands, and Sylvia Skratek. […]

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Arbitrators May Break Corey Hart

Today marks the first day of actual baseball arbitration hearings.  Of the 44 players that exchanged salary figures with their organizations, 32 of them have come to an agreement, leaving 12 with the potential of going all the way to a hearing in St. Petersburg, Florida.  Most of those players will likely sign for a […]

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Fake Arbitration Hearings And The Real Ones That Loom

Remember my post about the National Baseball Arbitration Competition hosted by Tulane Law School?  Well it has come and gone.  It took place from January 22-24 and congratulations are officially in order for the following schools who were well represented by their students. 1st place – Denver Law School 2nd place – Notre Dame Law […]

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No Arbitration Between Melky, Braves

Arbitration in the MLB can truly be a nightmare for teams. The Atlanta Braves recognized this and decided to come to an agreement with Melky Cabrera in order to avoid him going to arbitration. The Braves announced that they have agreed to a 1-year, $3.1 million deal with Cabrera. This was a good move by […]

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Arbitration Is Costly, But Potentially Lucrative

We are a week away from the date that MLB players who filed for arbitration and the teams they most recently played for, have to exchange figures prior to a potential arbitration hearing.  Even if figures are traded, actual hearings are very rare; most players and teams will settle prior to seeing any arbitrators. Sports […]

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What Occurred Before The Rule 5 Draft

Yesterday, I talked about the Rule 5 Draft, which marks the end of the week-long MLB Winter Meetings.  The very beginning of the week is marked by an important decision that very few players have to make: Whether to accept arbitration.  This year, 23 players were offered arbitration, and last Monday at midnight, we were […]

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Twenty Three MLB Players Receive Offers Of Arbitration

The deadline to file for free agency in the MLB was November 19.  At that point, 171 players had filed.  Teams had until midnight last night to offer arbitration to the players who had filed for free agency and most recently played a professional season for that particular team.  Out of the 171 players who […]

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Boras grabs Mike Gonzalez

Scott Boras and company have landed another top MLB client. Two league sources confirmed that Mike Gonzalez of the Atlanta Braves has switched to Scott Boras, leaving Dan Lozano of the Beverly Hills Sports Council. According to Mark Bowman of MLBBlogs, the move to Boras is not suspected to cause any problems between Gonzalez and […]

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Transfer Window Shut for Chelsea Till 2011

On the pitch, Chelsea is consistently one of the strongest clubs, but off the field the club has had its fair share of disputes.  Most recently, the club received notice that they will lose the privilege of signing new players to their squad until January 2011. Chelsea has stated they plan to mount the strongest […]