The average raise for a player in salary arbitration was 117 percent this year, according to a study by The Associated Press, led by steep hikes for Freddie Freeman, Craig Kimbrel, Giancarlo Stanton and Michael Brantley.
The Miami Marlins re-signed three key players who were eligible for salary arbitration. The signings all came before a Major League Baseball deadline of 1 p.m. Friday.
Stop us if you’ve heard this one before: the Miami Marlins have a superstar in the making on the roster, swear they’re not going to trade him, and then word gets out the team is listening to offers for said player.
Marvin Miller, the man who helped lead baseball’s union into free agency while revolutionizing the relationship between player and team, died Tuesday at the age of 95 in Manhattan.
Lance Armstrong said Thursday night he is finished fighting a barrage of drug charges from the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency, putting his unprecedented string of seven Tour de France titles at risk along with his legacy as one of the greatest cyclists in history.
The Miami Marlins haven’t been afraid to spend big money during the offseason, but they were hoping they might save a little on pitcher Anibal Sanchez.