Back To Work: Looking Forward at Detroit Tigers’ Roster, Part Five

Posted: 23rd October 2009 by Matt Wallace in MLB
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The next step in this series of looks at roster moves that face the Tigers is to look at the arbitration eligible players who don’t have the option of turning their team down. These are players with three or more years of service time (usually—it’s explained here ) who are still under team control, but get to negotiate their salary through arbitration. The team offers and instead of having the option of saying no thanks and going off to find a multi-year deal, they simply have to counteroffer. They say what they think they’re worth, compare it to the team’s figures and either come to a middle ground or go to an arbitration hearing where one figure or the other is chosen. It should be pointed out that Dave Dombrowski hasn’t gone to arbitration one time si ...

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