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40 players exchange figures with their clubs following today’s deadline

Jan 17, 2014, 7:30 PM EDT

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There was a flurry of arbitration-related news today as players and teams scurried to reach agreements prior to the noon central deadline earlier. 39 players did not reach an agreement with their respective teams, and as such, they have exchanged salary figures with their clubs. Of note, Braves closer Craig Kimbrel filed for $9 million, which is a lot of money for a closer in his first year of arbitration eligibility. The Braves filed for $6.55 million while most experts projected Kimbrel to get around $7 million.

Here’s the full list of players, broken down by team:

Angels (2)

Athletics (1)

Braves (3)

Cardinals (1)

Cubs (4)

Diamondbacks (2)

Dodgers (2)

Giants (2)

Indians (4)

Mariners (2)

Mets (2)

Nationals (2)

Orioles (1)

Padres (1)

Phillies (2)

Rangers (1)

Red Sox (1)

Reds (2)

Royals (3)

Tigers (1)

Players and teams can still reach agreements to avoid arbitration between now and when hearings start on February 1st. However, some teams simply don’t negotiate once the filing deadline passes. The Braves are one of them, as David O’Brien of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports. GM Frank Wren said, “We have an organization philosophy of the filing date is our last date to negotiate prior to a hearing. We’re done.”

Last year, exactly zero cases went to arbitration for the first time in baseball history.

  1. jt2663 - Jan 17, 2014 at 7:52 PM

    I wonder why Reddick is valuing himself as a shortstop. Seems odd.

    • Bill Baer - Jan 17, 2014 at 7:52 PM

      ha, not sure why I put SS there, but thanks for catching the mistake. It’s been fixed.

  2. wpjohnson - Jan 17, 2014 at 11:41 PM

    Kimbrel is worth nine million dollars or more. Look what the Braves pay the two Uptons and Uggla- all wasted money.

  3. yordo - Jan 18, 2014 at 1:36 PM

    What if a player files for less than he’s being offered? Would that make for an awkward hearing?

    • gloccamorra - Jan 18, 2014 at 11:16 PM

      Andrew Cashner’s agent came pretty close, asking just $125,000 more than the Padres offer, and that’s going to arbitration? Did Cashner’s agent and the Padres GM have a spitting match? Personality conflict? I sure hope the press follows up with some hard questions!

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