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Arbitration hearings final tally: Teams 5, Players 2

Feb 16, 2012, 11:51 AM EDT

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Garrett Joneshearing against the Pirates was the final one of the arbitration season and his loss means that teams defeated players in five of the seven cases that went the distance.

MLB Trade Rumors notes that the seven hearings represent just five percent of the 142 total arbitration eligible players, as settling for one-year deals and in some cases agreeing to multi-year contracts was the preferred route for both sides, as usual.

Jones lost to the Pirates, Jose Veras lost to the Brewers, John Lannan lost to the Nationals, Jeff Niemann lost to the Rays, and Brad Bergesen lost to the Orioles, all for less than $3 million. Both player victories came against the Marlins, as Anibal Sanchez and Emilio Bonifacio beat Miami for $8 million and $2.2 million respectively.

Last offseason there were only three arbitration hearings and the players won two of them.

  1. natstowngreg - Feb 16, 2012 at 12:20 PM

    Once again, the threat of an arbitration hearing brought labor and management together, almost every time. The system works.

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