MLB hot stove: Projecting top salaries for arbitration-eligible players

MLB hot stove: Projecting top salaries for arbitration-eligible players
MLB hot stove: Projecting top salaries for arbitration-eligible players

MLB hot stove: Projecting top salaries for arbitration-eligible players

Friday marks another deadline in MLB’s annual offseason dance known as arbitration. It’s easy to let these monthly milestones make your eyes glaze over, but Friday at 1 p.m. ET offers some interesting insight: It’s the deadline forteams to exchange salary figures with arbitration-eligible players.It more or le s is when the sides establish the dollar figures they thinkthe players in question are worth in the coming year(all the players are under control oftheir respective teams for at least the 2018 season).Negotiating can continue ahead of arbitration hearings next month.Case in point: Rockies outfielder Charlie Blackmon’s2018 salary https://www.angelsedges.com/los-angeles-angels-of-anaheim/zack-cozart-jersey was projected to beamong the top projected arbitration-eligible players. But he won’t need to submit a salary figure because, according to FanRag Sports, he and the team settled on a one-year, $14 million deal Friday morning, thus avoiding the proce s.charlie blackmon, rockies agree at $14M, avoiding arbitration Jon Heyman (@JonHeyman) January 12, 2018 But for those who don’t reach adeal between now and the hearings, an arbitrator will listen in each case to the team’sargument for its dollar figure and the player’s argument (via his representatives) and then pick one or the other of the salary figures submitted Friday.Under the potentially bruising system, there’s no meeting in Andrew Heaney Jersey the middle. It’s one figure or the other. That’s why Friday is noteworthy.With that in mind, and ahead of the deadline, MLB Trade Rumors has projected the salaries of every arbitration-eligible player for the 2018 season.Here are the site’s top 10projected one-year salaries:Player, position, team, projection Josh Donaldson, 3B, Blue Jays, $20.7MJose Abreu, 1B, White Sox, $17.9MManny Machado, 3B, Orioles, $17.3MDallas Keuchel, SP, Astros, $12.6MZach Britton, RP, Orioles, $12.2MAnthony https://www.angelsedges.com/los-angeles-angels-of-anaheim/nolan-ryan-jersey Rendon, 3B, Nationals, $11.5MMarcell Ozuna, OF, Cardinals, $10.9MJacob deGrom, SP,Mets, $9.2MDrew Pomeranz, SP, Red Sox, $9.1MDidi Gregorius, SS, Yankees, $9M

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