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A Discussion About Salary Arbitration

Squawking Baseball has an excellent interview on its site with John Coppolella, Director of Baseball Administration for the Atlanta Braves.  The discussion: salary arbitration.  Here are my favorite Q&A’s: How much do you weigh past precedent in formulating the team’s offer? Past precedent definitely plays a role, but as any agent will tell you, the […]

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Pepperdine University School Of Law Symposium On Arbitrating Sports

What: Symposium: Arbitrating Sports: Reflections on USADA/Landis, the Olympic Games, and the Future of Sports Dispute Resolution. Where: Pepperdine University School of Law When: February 27 from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Panels: Reflections on USADA v. Floyd Landis The Olympic Games The Future of Sports Dispute Resolution The Perspective of the Press and Public […]

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MLB Arbitration Update

Yesterday, Dominic Perilli put together an excellent piece highlighting the decision by Prince Fielder to avoid salary arbitration and what Ryan Howard has to look forward to in the coming month.  What about a Florida Marlin looking forward to some fun final-offer arbitration? Dan Uggla is asking for $5.35 million.  The Marlins offering $4.4 million.  […]

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It’s The Most Wonderful Salary Arbitration Time Of The Year

Right now, we are right in the thick of the MLB salary arbitration filing period, which will last until January 15.  During this time, players with three to five years of major league experience (there is an exception for certain players with two years experience – “Super Twos”) can file with the hope that a […]

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GMs, Agents, Welcome To Las Vegas

As of yesterday, baseball executives and MLBPA agents had crawled up into the Ritz and glitz of Las Vegas, but this trip is not to enjoy the blackjack tables, luxurious pool decks, and clubs that stay open all hours of the night.  The agents and executives are in Vegas for one of the most important […]

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Arbitration Decisions Loom

If you took notice of my recent Crash Course on MLB Free Agency, then you would know that the deadline for clubs to offer their potential free-agents arbitration expired on December 1 (this past Monday).  Twenty-four players were offered arbitration prior to the deadline, but just because a player was not asked to join their […]

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2008 MLB Arbitration Recap

The Philadelphia Phillies now boast a 7-1 lifetime record. Until two days ago, the Philadelphia Phillies were invincible. They were undefeated. Fans loved them and swore to never boo them again. Okay, scratch the last sentence…a Philadelphia fan without an arsenal of “boos” is no true Philadelphian. Anyway, the Phillies are no longer flawless when […]

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Final Offer Abitration Explaination..Finally!

In his third and final year of law school, SportsAgentBlog.com contributor, Jason Wulterkens, wrote a wonderful paper on Major League Baseball’s use of Final-Offer Arbitration (FOA). After noticing my latest report on FOA, Jason decided to send me his law school paper so that I may analyze it and break it down into its most […]

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Don’t Player Hate, Arbitrate

Ryan Howard’s agent, Larry Reynolds Casey Close, is spending hours each day (or delegating that responsibility to someone else) preparing a case to prove that Howard deserves $10 million instead of the $7 million that the Phillies want to compensate him for his efforts. The system is called arbitration, but why is it used and […]

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Ryan Howard Aims To End Philadelphia’s Streak

A little over a year ago, Ryan Howard dropped his agent Larry Reynolds of Reynolds Sports Management in favor of Casey Close, who works for CAA. Howard was coming off of an MVP year and was hoping for another stellar season so that he could go to arbitration with Close and get a monumental deal. […]