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Salary Arbitration
Written by Maury Brown   
Tuesday, 16 February 2010 18:17

Ryan TheriotWe'll get into this in more detail the closer we get to the end of the week, but for those wondering who is one of the primary comps for Cubs shortstop Ryan Theriot, the answer -- at least out of this year's class -- is the Diamondback's Stephen Drew.

Drew and Theriot are both within the same service class (3 years), and while Erick Aybar of the Angels also is a comp, Drew is the only player to reach a one-year settlement agreement where the salary can be used (Brendan Harris reached a multi-year agreement with the Twins, thus making him an unreliable comp for salary arbitration purposes).

The other key thing about Drew and Theriot is this: Drew settled on a $3.4 million deal with the Diamondbacks on Jan. 19th. How much is Theriot asking in salary arbitration? $3.4 million. What are the Cubs offering? $2.6 million

Here are the two players' stats from which to chew on:

Ryan Theriot (Career Chicago Cubs)

Year G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS OPS+
2005 9 14 13 3 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 .154 .214 .231 .445 15
2006 53 159 134 34 44 11 3 3 16 13 2 17 18 .328 .412 .522 .934 135
2007 148 597 537 80 143 30 2 3 45 28 4 49 50 .266 .326 .346 .672 71
2008 149 661 580 85 178 19 4 1 38 22 13 73 58 .307 .387 .359 .745 92
2009 154 677 602 81 171 20 5 7 54 21 10 51 93 .284 .343 .369 .712 83
5 Seasons 513 2108 1866 283 538 81 14 14 153 84 29 191 221 .288 .356 .369 .726 86
162 Gm Avg. 162 666 589 89 170 26 4 4 48 27 9 60 70 .288 .356 .369 .726 86
Provided by Baseball-Reference.com: View Original Table
Generated 2/16/2010.

Stephen Drew (Career Arizona Diamondbacks)

Year G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS OPS+
2006 59 226 209 27 66 13 7 5 23 2 0 14 50 .316 .357 .517 .874 117
2007 150 619 543 60 129 28 4 12 60 9 0 60 100 .238 .313 .370 .683 71
2008 152 663 611 91 178 44 11 21 67 3 3 41 109 .291 .333 .502 .836 109
2009 135 595 533 71 139 29 12 12 65 5 1 49 87 .261 .320 .428 .748 89
4 Seasons 496 2103 1896 249 512 114 34 50 215 19 4 164 346 .270 .326 .445 .771 93
162 Gm Avg. 162 687 619 81 167 37 11 16 70 6 1 54 113 .270 .326 .445 .771 93
Provided by Baseball-Reference.com: View Original Table
Generated 2/16/2010.

For more on salary arbitration, see the following:


YAHOO! SPORTS ARTICLES ON SALARY ARBITRATION:

Inside a Tim Lincecum arbitration hearing - 2/10/10

Salary arbitration: Battle of the midpoint – 1/26/10

Evolution of salary arbitration: an ironic tale – 1/19/10

RESOURCES FOR SALARY ARBITRATION


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