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Arbitration filings: Chase Headley’s $10.3 million request leads way

Jan 18, 2013, 6:42 PM EDT

Here’s the breakdown of the 36 arbitration cases remaining after Friday’s filings:

American League (player filing amount – team filing amount – 2012 salary)

Baltimore

Jason Hammel – $8.25 million – $5.7 million ($4.75 million in 2012)
Jim Johnson – $7.1 million – $5.7 million ($2.775 million in 2012)
Darren O’Day – $3.2 million – $1.8 million ($1.35 million in 2012)

Boston

Craig Breslow – $2.375 million – $2.325 million ($1.795 million in 2012)

Cleveland

Mike Aviles – $3.4 million – $2.4 million ($1.2 million in 2012)

Detroit

Max Scherzer – $7.4 million – $6.05 million ($3.75 million in 2012)

Los Angeles

Alberto Callaspo – $4.7 million – $3.65 million ($3.15 million in 2012)
Kevin Jepsen – $1.4 million – $975,000 ($501,000 in 2012)

New York

David Robertson – $3.65 million – $2.85 million ($1.625 million in 2012)

Seattle

Shawn Kelley – $1.2 million – $750,000 ($610,000 in 2012)

Texas

David Murphy – $6.5 million – $5.05 million ($3.65 million in 2012)

National League

Arizona

Gerardo Parra – $2.7 million – $2.1 million ($502,000 in 2012)
Cliff Pennington – $2.8 million – $1.8 million ($490,000 in 2012)

Atlanta

Martin Prado – $7.05 million – $6.65 million ($4.75 million in 2012)

Cincinnati

Homer Bailey – $5.8 million – $4.75 million ($2.5 million in 2012)
Shin-Soo Choo – $8 million – $6.75 million ($4.9 million in 2012)
Chris Heisey – $1.65 million – $1.05 million ($495,000 in 2012)
Mat Latos – $4.7 million – $4.15 million ($550,000 in 2012)
Mike Leake – $3.5 million – $2.65 million ($507,500 in 2012)
Alfredo Simon – $1.05 million – $750,000 ($487,500 in 2012)

Colorado

Jhoulys Chacin – $2.6 million – $1.7 million ($482,000 in 2012)
Dexter Fowler – $5.15 million – $4.25 million ($2.35 million in 2012)
Jonathan Herrera – $1 million – $800,000 ($482,000 in 2012)

New York

Ike Davis – $3.7 million – $2.825 million ($506,690 in 2012)
Daniel Murphy – $3.4 million – $2.55 million ($512,196 in 2012)

Pittsburgh

James McDonald – $3.4 million – $2.65 million ($502,500 in 2012)
Neil Walker – $3.6 million – $3 million ($500,000 in 2012)

St. Louis

David Freese – $3.75 million – $2.4 million ($518,000 in 2012)
Jason Motte – $5.5 million – $4.5 million ($2 million in 2012)
Marc Rzepczynski – $1.3 million – $900,000 ($501,000 in 2012)

San Diego

Luke Gregerson – $3.75 million – $2.875 million ($1.55 million in 2012)
Chase Headley – $10.3 million – $7.075 million ($3.475 million in 2012)
Clayton Richard – $5.5 million – $4.905 million ($2.705 million in 2012)

San Francisco

Joaquin Arias – $1.1 million – $750,000 ($525,000 in 2012)
Sergio Romo – $4.5 million – $2.675 million ($1.575 million in 2012)

Washington

Jordan Zimmermann – $5.8 million – $4.6 million ($2.3 million in 2012)

Some thoughts

- Callaspo and the Angels are expected to avoid arbitration by finalizing a two-year deal in the coming days.

- It’s incredibly bizarre that the Red Sox came to terms with seven of their eight remaining arbitration players today, yet couldn’t close the ridiculously tiny $50,000 gap with Breslow. Maybe they just ran out of people capable of negotiating; they were all on the phone with other players.

- Prado’s gap is also really small considering the amounts involved ($7.05 million-$6.65 million). It’s hard to see that one going before a panel.

- Headley’s $3.225 million gap with the Padres is the biggest spread in dollars, but others are bigger proportionately. O’Day is asking for nearly twice what the Orioles are offering ($3.2 million-$1.8 million. Romo’s request is 70 percent higher than the Giants’ offer. Freese’s is nearly 60 percent higher than the Cardinals’ proposal.

  1. pinkfloydprism - Jan 18, 2013 at 6:55 PM

    One good season by Chase deserves $10 Million? HA! Best joke I have heard all day.

  2. lyon810 - Jan 18, 2013 at 6:58 PM

    Callaspo signed the two year extension so I assume that nullifies him going to arbitration. Also, the red Sox and breslow are filing a mere $50k apart? What a joke, just meet half way

    • hammyofdoom - Jan 18, 2013 at 7:01 PM

      Welp, shoulda read your comment before I posted…

  3. hammyofdoom - Jan 18, 2013 at 7:00 PM

    Seriously? The Red Sox and Breslow are $50,000 apart and THAT goes to arbitration?

    • proudlycanadian - Jan 18, 2013 at 7:13 PM

      Now if he was after $13 million, I am sure that something would have been agreed on by now.

      • hammyofdoom - Jan 18, 2013 at 7:27 PM

        I’m starting to think that they have a stack of checks all filled out to the tune of $13 million and they just think it’d be a pain in the ass to fill out a brand new check for some different number.

  4. digbysellers - Jan 18, 2013 at 7:24 PM

    Cards need to give Freese that money. Every stinkin’ team is looking for a third baseman it seems and he’s at least a top 5 player at the position. Gotta get that done.

  5. beefytrout - Jan 18, 2013 at 9:47 PM

    Texas will meet Murph in the 5.75-6m range. Looking forward to seeing what he can do as the everyday LF.

    • beefytrout - Jan 21, 2013 at 2:19 PM

      Murph signs for 5.78m.

  6. arungupta27 - Jan 18, 2013 at 11:02 PM

    Frank Wren said they’re taking it to arbitration. Really strange situation here, Braves haven’t gone to arbitration with anyone in over a decade.

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