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Arbitration. Jody Blanke Professor of Computer Information Systems and Law. Characteristics. Created by contract Dispute heard by impartial third party Legally binding decision Generally non-appealable “Favored by the courts”. Advantages. Cheaper Faster More expertise involved.

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Arbitration

Arbitration

Jody Blanke

Professor of Computer Information Systems and Law


Characteristics

Characteristics

  • Created by contract

  • Dispute heard by impartial third party

  • Legally binding decision

  • Generally non-appealable

  • “Favored by the courts”


Advantages

Advantages

  • Cheaper

  • Faster

  • More expertise involved


Baseball arbitration

Baseball Arbitration

  • Contractual procedure described in the Collective Bargaining Agreement (311-page PDF file) between Major League Baseball and the Players Association

  • Eligibility – players with at least three, but no more than six, years of Major League service


2014 mlb calendar

2014 MLB Calendar

  • Jan. 14 Salary arbitration filing deadline.

  • Jan. 17Exchange of salary

    arbitration figures.

  • Feb. 1-21Salary arbitration

    hearings.


2014 salary arbitration filings

2014 Salary Arbitration Filings

  • 146 players filed for arbitration

  • 57 players exchanged salary arbitration figures (19 settled that same day)

  • ? players will have hearings


2013 salary arbitration filings

2013 Salary Arbitration Filings

  • 133 players filed for arbitration

  • 41 players exchanged salary arbitration figures

  • 0 players had hearings


2012 salary arbitration filings

2012 Salary Arbitration Filings

  • 142 players filed for arbitration

  • 46 players exchanged salary arbitration figures

  • 7 players had hearings


2012 salary exchange figures

2012 Salary Exchange Figures


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2012 Salary Exchange Figures


2011 salary arbitration results

2011 Salary Arbitration Results

  • 131 players filed for arbitration

  • 37 players exchanged salary arbitration figures

  • 3 players had hearings

  • Winners

    Player, club Asked Offered

    Russ Ohlendorf, PIT $2,025,000 $1,400,000

    Hunter Pence, HOU 6,900,000 5,150,000

  • Losers

    Player, club Asked Offered

    Jered Weaver, LAA $8,800,000 $7,365,000


2010 salary arbitration results

2010 Salary Arbitration Results

  • 128 players filed for arbitration

  • 34 players exchanged salary arbitration figures

  • 8 players had hearings

  • Winners

    Player, club Asked Offered

    Cory Hart, Brewers $4,800,000 $4,150,000

    Jeff Mathis, Angels 1,300,000 700,00

    Cody Ross, Marlins 4,450,000 4,200,000

  • Losers

    Player, club Asked Offered

    Brian Bruney, Nationals $1,850,000 $1,500,000

    Sean Burnett, Nationals 925,000 775,000

    Wandy Rodriguez, Astros 7,000,000 5,000,000

    Ryan Theriot, Cubs 3,400,000 2,600,000

    B.J. Upton, Rays 3,300,000 3,000,000


2009 salary arbitration results

2009 Salary Arbitration Results

  • 111 players filed for arbitration

  • 46 players exchanged salary arbitration figures

  • 3 players had hearings

  • Winners

    Player, club Asked Offered

    Shawn Hill, Washington $ 775,000 $ 500,000

    Dan Uggla, Florida 5,350,000 4,400,000

  • Losers

    Player, club Asked Offered

    Dioner Navarro, Tampa Bay $2,500,000 $2,100,000


Baseball arbitration facts

Baseball Arbitration Facts

  • Since 1974 (through 2012), clubs have won 291 arbitration hearings (58%) and players 214 (42%).

  • Since 1990, about 90 percent of the players filing for arbitration settled before a hearing.

  • Twice the salary figures submitted by players were lower than those submitted by the teams - Mike Edwards (1980) and Mike Flanagan (1982).


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