December 2, 2008 |
CC Sabathia, likely to command the largest contract among this year's free-agent pitchers, was offered salary arbitration yesterday by the Milwaukee Brewers. Teams had until midnight to make the offers to free agents. Players offered arbitration have until Sunday to accept the offers. Milwaukee also offered arbitration to pitchers Ben Sheets and Brian Shouse, but declined an offer to righthander Eric Gagne. In other arbitration news: Toronto offered arbitration to righthander A.J. Burnett, one of the top free-agent pitchers this offseason, and declined to offer it to catcher Gregg Zaun.
December 6, 2001 |
Jose Santiago, a righthanded reliever for the Phillies, avoided arbitration yesterday by agreeing to a one-year contract for $700,000, the team said. Santiago, acquired from Kansas City in a trade for Paul Byrd on June 5, was 2-4 with a 3.61 earned run average in 53 games with the Phillies. He was 2-2 with a 6.75 ERA in 20 games with the Royals. Santiago's combined total of 91 2/3 innings was the fifth-highest among relievers in the major leagues. He is 17-18 with a 4.43 ERA and four saves in his career.
August 3, 1993 |
The Borough Council last night announced that Timothy P. O'Reilly would serve as borough arbitrator in contract talks with the police. O'Reilly, who has been involved with the state Association of Boroughs, is an attorney specializing in labor relations, Councilman James J. Powers said. Powers said he did not know when arbitration would begin. He said the borough had requested an actuarial study of the police pension fund. The study, a financial analysis required by the state every three years, will be conducted as soon as possible, Powers said.
February 14, 1990 |
Every year, it seems, the Steve Jeltz contract negotiations are among the thorniest the Phillies have to deal with. Once again, however, the sides stopped short of an arbitration hearing. The Phillies announced yesterday that Jeltz had agreed to a one-year contract for $410,000, plus a potential $60,000 in performance bonuses. Last season, Jeltz made a base salary of $250,000, plus $5,000 for appearing in half the Phillies games. He batted a career-high .243 and had filed for $500,000 in arbitration.
October 28, 1990 |
After nearly a year of fruitless contract negotiations, Hatfield Township and the bargaining unit representing its Police Department have agreed to binding arbitration. At the Board of Commissioners meeting Wednesday night, John Millet was appointed as the township's representative on the three-person arbitration panel. The first hearing was held Thursday morning at the township building. "We have grown weary of negotiating this police contract," said Commissioners Chairman John F. Norman after the meeting.
December 31, 1996 |
The local firefighters' union has given notice that it intends to go to arbitration rather than accept the borough's offer for the renewal of its two-year contract. The current two-year contract expires at midnight tonight. "It's not to be taken as an adversarial stance," said John Remillard, vice president of the firefighters' union. "We're very hopeful that we can work this out. " But neither side is holding its breath. Negotiators for the borough and the firefighters have not met in several weeks, and no new meetings have been scheduled.
October 29, 1993 |
After the expansion draft, after the winter meetings, after all the other moves were made, Phillies general manager Lee Thomas took two final steps last offseason. Veteran reliever Larry Andersen and journeyman outfielder Jim Eisenreich signed free-agent contracts with the Phillies. Both played key roles as the surprising Phillies went all the way to the World Series. Today, both players are free agents again after the Phillies declined to offer salary arbitration. That means that, if they don't re-sign, the Phillies will receive no compensation.
December 1, 2007 |
Phillies free-agent centerfielder Aaron Rowand almost certainly will be offered arbitration by tonight's deadline, MLB.com reported yesterday on the Phillies' Web site. The report described the move, which must be made by 11:59 p.m. Eastern time, as procedural to guarantee that they get a compensatory draft pick should he sign with another team. According to the report, Rowand is a Type A free agent, which would entitle the Phillies to both a first-round pick and a "sandwich" pick between the first and second rounds from the team that signs Rowand.
January 5, 2006 |
Chicago Cubs righthander Mark Prior voided the final year of his contract, making him eligible for salary arbitration. Prior's agent, John Boggs, said yesterday that the pitcher notified the team of his decision on Nov. 29. His deal, agreed to in 2001 after he was drafted, allowed him to void the contract after 2004 or 2005, but only if he had accumulated enough service time to be eligible for arbitration. He just missed having enough service time after 2004. His first contract had called for a $2.75 million salary next year, and he is likely to earn far more after arbitration.
February 9, 1999 |
With an arbitration hearing looming, the Phillies reached agreement yesterday on a one-year contract with utility player Kevin Jordan. Jordan signed the $500,000 contract just 30 minutes before a scheduled arbitration hearing in Tampa, Fla. Jordan had asked for $625,000 in arbitration while the club had countered with an offer of $425,000. His new contract includes performance bonuses, the Phillies said. Jordan, 29, hit .276 in 112 games for the Phillies in 1998. He made 18 starts at first base, 16 at second base, eight as designated hitter and three at third base.