credit cards for credit scores below irs form free credit card download random number generators immediate use all bad credit card offers pre approval amazon cards against humanity rules good store credit gas cards for bad credit fake credit card numbers and security code credit card offers the best credit cards for bad credit unsecured credit cards easy best business secured credit cards gas cards for bad which is worse bad credit or no credit apply for a belk credit card security code on visa free amazon gift card generator 2014 pay wells fargo wells fargo jewelry advantage credit card payment all types of the matrix credit card reviews how to make a fake credit card number and cvv credit cards with 0 0% 0% apr for 2 years chevy chase applied bank secured credit cards real where is the mastercard security code costco american express bad credit card department store charge unsecured credit cards for bad credit aventium hsbc best buy credit card login in wells fargo free credit card generator download 4.0 capital one credit card credit score requirements apply for a 5000 credit card with bad credit opt out of american virgin airlines credit card offers 5k highest credit card limit bank of america what if i do not activate my credit card credit cards for credit scores below 2015 cls 550 easiest department store best credit card 2013 offers credit cards for really guaranteed bad credit unsecured personal loans best guaranteed secured credit cards with bad credit free cc franklin spell checker online ge money bank ge money paypal plus credit card login sears credit card yahoo customer service phone # best secured credit card best cards for bad credit 2013 valid credit card numbers with cvv for testing do store how much does paying off credit cards help credit score credit cards for people with no credit history at all good credit card best credit card offers for bad credit what the best credit easy credit card to apply for fake credit cards play play monopoly with real money citibank online visa joint credit card application fake credit card numbers that work with security code and expiration date best credit card for low income earners in india a real credit cvv penis enlargement that works valid credit card information with cvv webmd health corp apply sears capital one credit card puerto rico how to get a business credit get credit card with poor high risk unsecured credit secured credit cards to rebuild best credit cards microsoft office for small business 2013 unemployed student business credit cards instant approval fake credit card numbers that work with security code hacked credit card numbers and security codes balance transfer credit card offers for bad credit fake credit card information and number one free valid credit card with cvv super teacher fossil target credit card application free canadian guaranteed approval credit cards free paypal amazon gift card generator no survey visa credit card bad credit no deposit credit cards with low rates for cash advances high limit unsecured credit cards for bad credit free 2013 stolen credit card with cvv2 generator fake credit card numbers that have money on them status on my alaska united delta airlines credit card application guaranteed secured credit new credit cards for poor pay haband sear sears credit card online account access top secured credit how to use a credit card to build credit samsung security code number unsecured credit cards for 600 credit score valid credit card security code number bad credit loans instant decision map of australia free reloadable virtual credit cards does chase bank which banks offer secured credit cards fake working credit card numbers with security code paypal fees for ebay sellers american express for fair credit score valid security code chase verify card number free credit cards numbers that how does paypal work on ebay when selling good credit cards for people with no credit history what is the best credit card for loans for someone with no apply for home home depot credit card login payments ebay australia paypal sign in 10 best credit accepting credit cards for small business working credit cards with cvv walmart credit card numbers with cvv and exp. date o percent credit top credit cards for balance transfers free valid visa credit card information all types of matrix kohl's credit card payment online high limit credit card best credit card offers for bad credit wells fargo credit card generator 2014 download can u use horizon gold credit gift card for gas only bbva credit nlop download walmart prepaid visa debit cards green dot is home depot bk argentina argentina vs spain friendly how to get a credit card with bad credit history in australia real credit card numbers and security codes that work online 2013 itunes please enter valid security code utalk walmart at&t phone numbers customer service kmart kohl's ikea credit card application online real free valid credit card account numbers make a fake credit card number and security code easiest unsecured credit card for bad credit google play store does roku require credit card best credit cards for government small business start up loans instant approval gas capital one credit cards for bad credit list of all guaranteed instant approval bad credit credit cards
Home Maury Brown On FanGraphs: Inside Salary Arbitration

Like Shoot to Thrill - An AC/DC Tribute on Facebook!

An authentic tribute of AC/DC that covers the best of the Bon Scott era and the best of Brian Johnson's material

Who's Online?

We have 768 guests online

Atom RSS

On FanGraphs: Inside Salary Arbitration PDF Print E-mail
User Rating: / 3
Written by Maury Brown   
Wednesday, 17 November 2010 08:44

Baseball and moneyIt’s one of the most critical parts of how MLB club’s structure their player salary as players with 3-6 years of Major League Service Time (okay, there are those Super Twos, as well) hit salary arbitration. The raises can be spectacular (Ryan Howard’s record –setting first time salary arb hearing landed him a 1011% raise when his $900,000 salary in 2007 jumped to $10 million in 2008), or it can influence contract negotiations (Tim Lincecum earlier this year).

It’s also a largely misunderstood process.

On FanGraphs (see Inside Salary Arbitration – link active at 11am ET), delve into the process and some of the numbers.  Here’s a teaser passage:

While management may have had fits when the process was initially put in place, and still argues that players leverage the system dramatically, the truth is, it works. There were 210 players eligible for salary arbitration in late November of 2009 (see the complete listing), and by the time the deadline for hearings was reached on Feb 20 of this year, all but 8 cases were resolved before hearings (see the panels, and arb scorecard). Of those eight hearings, clubs won 5 cases (B.J. Upton, Brian Bruney, Wandy Rodriguez, Sean Burnett, and Ryan Theroit) while players won 3 (Cory Hart, Cody Ross, and Jeff Mathis).

Key to the process is how players, their agents and the clubs look at “comps”. The majority of rank and file players can be fairly easily measured between each other.

As example, let’s use Rangers reliever Darren O’Day.

As a first time salary arbitration eligible player, O’Day can be compared to last year’s class of relief pitchers, or players in years past that had the same amount of MLST at the time. You don’t compare pitchers to position players, and rarely do SPs get used.

Last class, 6 relievers with between 3 and 4 years of MLST exchanged salary figures with their respective clubs. Here is a breakdown of the salary figure the players was asking, the figure the club was offering, the difference between the two, the mid-point between the figures, what the settlement figure was, and where it was – plus or minus mid-point – for the club or player

To see more of this story (after 11am ET), select this link

Maury BrownMaury Brown is the Founder and President of the Business of Sports Network, which includes The Biz of Baseball, The Biz of Football, The Biz of Basketball and The Biz of Hockey, as well as a contributor to FanGraphs and Forbes SportsMoney. He is available for hire or freelance. Brown's full bio is here. He looks forward to your comments via email and can be contacted through the Business of Sports Network.

Follow Maury Brown on Twitter Twitter

Follow The Biz of Baseball on Twitter Twitter

FacebookFollow the Business of Sports Network on Facebook



Should MLB Force Jeffery Loria to Sell the Marlins?