By: Stephen P. Lagoy
Baseball arbitrations (see previous blog posts here and here) have become increasingly rare as the owners and players opt to negotiate a contract rather than place their fate in the hands of an arbitration panel. The only exception thus far this year has been the case of Milwaukee Brewers outfielder Corey Hart. In the first Major League Baseball salary arbitration this year, Hart won his case against the Brewers. The three-member panel of arbitrators awarded Hart the $4.8 million salary he was seeking for 2010. The Brewers had proposed $4.15 million. Under the rules of baseball arbitration, the arbitrators had to pick one proposal or the other — splitting the difference isn’t permitted.
For a very interesting account of the arbitration procedure in Hart’s case, see:
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