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The arbitration deadline is midnight, so every team has to decide which players it will offer arbitration to and which it won't. It is an interesting day because it hints at what the team's offseason plans are. I touched on thisáback in October but have since changed my mind. I predicted that the Yankees would offer Andy Pettitte arbitration, but not Johnny Damon. There was only a month of baseball after I wrote this, so nothing should have changed, but there are some things that have come up that have led me to think differently. á Johnny Damon, Type-A Johnny Damon made $13 million in 2009 and put together quite an offensive season. Arbitration committees tend to like things like home runs and RBI while seemingly ignoring equally important things like defense. If the Yankees went to arb ...

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