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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. 17 Exchange of salary

arbitration figures.

  • Feb. 1-21 Salary 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
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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