Tagged: arbitration

Type A’s and B;s

Here is all the type A and B players, who can be offered Arbitration today.

Type As: Bengie Molina SFG  Billy Wagner  BOS  Chone Figgins LAA  Darren Oliver LAA  Jason Bay BOS Jermaine Dye CWS  John Lackey LAA  Johnny Damon NYY  Jose Valverade HOU  Kevin Gregg CHC  LaTroy Hawkins HOU  Marco Scutaro TOR  Randy Wolf LAD  Matt Holliday STL  Miguel Tejada HOU  Mike Gonzalez ATL  Octavio Dotel CWS  Orlando Cabrera MIN  Orlando Hudson LAD  Placido Polonco DET  Rafeal Betancourt COL  Rafeal Soriano ATL 

Type Bs: Adam LaRouche PIT  Adrian Beltre SEA  Andy Pettitte NYY  Bob Howry SFG  Brandon Looper MIL  Brandon Lyon DET  Brain Giles SDP  Brain Shouse TBR  Carl Pavano MIN  Carlos Delgado NYM  Chan Ho Park PHI  David Weathers MIL  Doug Brocail  HOU  Doug Davis ARI  Erik Bedard SEA  Felipe Lopez  MIL  Fernando Rodney DET  Fernando Tatis NYM  Garret Anderson ATL  Greg Zaun TBR  Ivan Rodriguez TEX  Jason Kendell MIL  Jason Marquis COL  Joe Beimial COL  Joel Pinero STL  Jon Garland LAD  Justin Duchester OAK  Mark DeRosa STL  Marlon Byrd TEX  MFelvin Mora BAL  Miguel Olivo KCR  Mike Cameron SEA  Nick Johnson FLA  Randy Johnson  SFG  Randy Winn SFG  RIch Harden CHC Rod Barjas TOR  Ronnie Belliard LAD  Russ Springer TBR  Scott Eyre PHI  Tory Glaus STL  Vincente Padilla LAD  Vladimir Gurerro LAA  Xavier Nady NYY  Yorvit Torrealba COL


MLB Offseason Calender

This is the MLB Offseason Calender at Total Bases.


Nov. 16 — AL and NL Rookie of the Year Award winners announced

Nov. 17 — AL Cy Young Award winner announced

Nov. 18 — AL and NL Manager of the Year Award winners announced

Nov. 18-19 — MLB owners meetings, Chicago

Nov. 19 — AL Cy Young Award winner announced

Nov. 20 — Free agency opens

Nov. 20 — Reserve lists for all major and minor League levels filed.

Nov. 23 — AL MVP winner announced

Nov. 24 — NL MVP winner announced

Nov. 30 — Players union executive board meeting, Scottsdale, Ariz.

Dec. 1 — Last day for teams to offer salary arbitration to their former players who became free agents.

Dec. 7 — Last day for free agents offered salary arbitration to accept the offers.

Dec. 7-10 — Winter meetings, Indianapolis.

Dec. 10 — Major League Rule 5 Draft

Dec. 12 — Last day for teams to offer 2010 contracts to unsigned players.


Jan 5-15 — Salary arbitration filing.

Jan. 19 — Exchange of salary arbitration figures.

Feb. 1-21 — Salary arbitration hearings.

March 2-11 — Teams may renew contracts of unsigned players.

March 17- Last day to place a player on unconditional release waivers and pay 30 days termination pay instead of 45 days.

March 31 — Last day to request unconditional release waivers on a player without having to pay his full 2008 salary.

April 4 — Opening day, active rosters reduced to 25 players.

July 13 — All-Star Game, Anaheim, Calif.

July 25 — Hall of Fame inductions, Cooperstown, N.Y.

July 31 — Last day to trade a player without securing waivers.

Aug. 15 — Last day to sign selections from 2010 amateur draft who have not exhausted college eligibility.

Sept. 1 — Active rosters expand to 40 players.

November — Free agent filing period, first 15 days after World Series ends.

Dec. 4-7 — Winter meetings, Lake Buena Vista, Fla.

Dec. 12 — Last day for teams to offer 2011 contracts to unsigned players.


A player and club who cannot agree on a contract may agree to salary arbitration, provided the player has enough Major League service time. CBA, Article VI F.

The following players are eligible for arbitration:

  • Players with at least 3 but less than 6 years of Major League service time.
  • The top 17 percent of players with at least 2 but less than 3 years of Major League service. (See Super 2). To qualify as a Super 2, a player must have accumulated at least 86 days of service in the previous year. (A year of service is 172 days. The historical cutoff point for Super 2 status is 2 years, 128 days of service, though the requirement has been as high as 2 years, 140 days.)
  • Players who have filed for free agency and both received and accepted offers of arbitration from their former club.

Offer requirements

  • A club must offer contracts to players under its control by December 12.
  • If a player has filed for free agency, his former club must offer him arbitration by December 1. If the player accepts by December 7, he becomes club property again, returns to the roster, and the two sides may continue to negotiate or go to an arbitration hearing. If the player declines, the sides may continue to negotiate. (A club offering arbitration to a player who has filed for free agency retains the right to draft-pick compensation if he signs elsewhere. The club forfeits compensation if it does not offer arbitration. See Free Agent Compensation.)
  • The club’s salary offer to a player under its control (pre-free agency players) may not be less than 80% of the player’s salary and performance bonuses the previous year or less than 70% of his salary and performance bonuses from 2 years earlier. (Exception: If a player won an arbitration award the previous year increasing his salary 50% or more, the 80% requirement does not apply.) The 80% rule does not apply to free agents who are offered arbitration.


  • In January, the player and the club each submit a salary figure for arbitration. The parties may continue to negotiate until the case goes before a three-person panel of professional arbitrators between Feb. 1-20.
  • At the hearing, each party has one hour to argue its case and 30 minutes for rebuttal. The player is required to attend and generally represented by an agent. A club executive or attorney usually represents the club.
  • Criteria the panel may consider include the player’s contribution to the club in terms of performance and leadership, the club’s record and attendance, “special accomplishments,” the salaries of comparable players in his service-time class and, for players with less than 5 years of service, the class one year ahead of him. The parties may not refer to team finances, previous offers made during negotiations, comments from the press or salaries in other sports or occupations.
  • The panel, without opinion, awards the player a one-year, non-guaranteed contract at one salary or the other. If the player is cut before the 16th day before the season begins (March 14, 2007), he is entitled only to 30 days’ termination pay. If the player is cut during spring training but after the 16th day before the season begins (between March 15 and March 31, 2007), he is entitled only to 45 days’ termination pay.