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December 2, 2008 | Daily News Wire Services
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.
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December 6, 2001 | THE INQUIRER STAFF
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.
NEWS
August 3, 1993 | By Cynthia J. McGroarty, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
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.
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February 14, 1990 | By Paul Hagen, Daily News Sports Writer
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.
NEWS
October 28, 1990 | By Joe Ferry, Special to The Inquirer
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.
NEWS
December 31, 1996 | By Louis S. Hansen, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
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.
SPORTS
October 29, 1993 | by Paul Hagen, Daily News Sports Writer
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.
SPORTS
December 1, 2007 | Daily News Wire Services
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.
SPORTS
January 5, 2006 | Inquirer wire services
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.
SPORTS
February 9, 1999 | Daily News Wire Services
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.
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March 27, 2014 | By Andrew Seidman, Inquirer Trenton Bureau
TRENTON New Jersey Democrats are pushing a proposal through the Legislature to extend a cap on pay raises for police and firefighter unions set to expire at the end of the month. But Republicans, who have championed the 2 percent cap as a key tool in slowing the growth of property taxes, say the bill includes provisions that would render the 2010 law useless. The cap applies to an increase in base salaries for police and firefighter unions that decide to enter arbitration. Gov. Christie has said property taxes grew an average of 1.7 percent last year, down from an average of 7 percent in the 10 years before he took office.
NEWS
March 17, 2014
Reading the laundry list of allegations of abuse that suspended Police Officer Kevin Corcoran has faced over the years, it's hard to believe the Philadelphia cop wasn't kicked off the force before now. Give modern technology credit for finally nabbing him. Witnesses pulled out their cellphones to record Corcoran's violent arrest last year of an Iraq War veteran who had the audacity to yell at the officer for driving in the wrong direction on a one-way...
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January 26, 2014 | BY RYAN LAWRENCE, Daily News Staff Writer rlawrence@phillynews.com
THE PHILLIES came to an agreement on a 1-year contract yesterday with outfielder Ben Revere, their last arbitration-eligible player, and are getting close to finalizing their roster, with spring training around the corner. Revere and the Phillies avoided arbitration with a 1-year, $1.95 million contract for the 2014 season. Only a week earlier, the parties exchanged numbers as part of the arbitration process. The Phillies proposed a $1.4 million salary for Revere; the centerfielder requested $2.425 million for the upcoming season.
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January 20, 2014 | BY RYAN LAWRENCE, Daily News Staff Writer rlawrence@phillynews.com
WITH THE CLOCK ticking down on the unofficial beginning of the arbitration process yesterday morning, the Phillies came to an agreement on a deal with a player for the second time in the last 24 hours. The Phillies and reserve outfielder John Mayberry Jr. agreed to a 1-year, $1.587 million deal yesterday morning to avoid arbitration. The contract includes award bonuses. On Thursday night, the team and righthander Kyle Kendrick also avoided arbitration by coming to terms on a 1-year, $7.675 million deal.
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January 18, 2014 | By Bob Brookover, Inquirer Staff Writer
It remains to be seen exactly where Kyle Kendrick slots in the Phillies' rotation this season, but the team now knows what his work will cost. The two sides avoided salary arbitration Thursday when the veteran righthander agreed to a one-year deal worth $7.675 million plus award bonuses. The deal represents a $3.175 million raise for the 29-year-old righthander with a career 64-55 record and a 4.38 ERA. For the first time since 2010, Kendrick opened last season as part of the starting rotation and got off to a terrific start, posting a 7-4 record and a 3.46 ERA through his first 16 starts.
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January 17, 2014 | BY RYAN LAWRENCE, Daily News Staff Writer rlawrence@phillynews.com
A DAY BEFORE the process that would involve publicly exchanging numbers, Kyle Kendrick and the Phillies avoided arbitration altogether by coming to terms on a 1-year, $7.675 million deal last night. The contract includes award bonuses. Kendrick, 29, who can become a free agent after the 2014 season, was 10-13 with a 4.70 ERA in 30 starts in 2013. "I'm glad we got something worked out," said Kendrick, who already has begun working out regularly at the Phillies' facilities in Clearwater, Fla. "I'm looking forward to getting the season underway.
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January 15, 2014 | BY RYAN LAWRENCE, Daily News Staff Writer rlawrence@phillynews.com
WHILE THE Phillies are likely finished adding major league talent from the free-agent market this winter, they still have to settle business with their arbitration-eligible players in the next month. The arbitration process moves into high gear this week, first with players filing today and then on Friday, when players and teams exchange salary figures. Both parties can come to terms on new contracts prior to Friday, though, and also before a possible arbitration hearing next month.
SPORTS
December 22, 2013
The Arizona Diamondbacks have avoided arbitration with closer Brad Ziegler by agreeing to a two-year, $10.5 million contract with the righty reliever. Ziegler revealed the agreement via Twitter, saying he's "really excited to stay in Arizona for a couple more years, at least. " Under the contract, the sidearm pitcher gets $4.5 million for 2014 and $5 million for 2015 with a $5.5 million option for 2016 that includes a $1 million buyout. Baltimore Orioles relief pitcher Troy Patton has been suspended for the first 25 games of next season after a positive test for a banned amphetamine.
BUSINESS
December 21, 2013 | By Erin E. Arvedlund, Inquirer Columnist
If you invest, you might have a run-in, a complaint, or a dispute with your broker. If you decide to fight them, here's a cautionary tale - and it's not pretty. Mark Mensack, independent fiduciary consultant and founder of Prudent Champion, went into a years-long arbitration with his former employer Morgan Stanley after blowing the whistle on hidden fees he thought customers shouldn't pay. Most customer-broker disputes don't go through a civil court. Your only option is arbitration through FINRA (Financial Industry Regulatory Authority)
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