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Marlins win first arbitration case, await much bigger one
2007-02-13 12:45
by Bob Timmermann

Kevin Gregg lost his arbitration case with the Florida Marlins and settled for a $575,000 salary instead of the $700,000 he sought.

The Marlins have one player left to go to arbitration: Miguel Cabrera. The arbitrators will be deciding between $6.7 million and $7.4 million.

Kit Keller: Professional - baseball?
Ernie Capadino: Mmm-hmm. They'll pay you 75 dollars a week.
Kit Keller: We only make 30 at the dairy.
Ernie Capadino: Well then, this would be more, wouldn't it?

Update - John Patterson of Washington also lost his case.

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2007-02-13 19:52:31
1.   Johnson
It would be interesting to be a fly on the wall in the Cabrera hearings, just to see exactly what arguments the Marlins would put forth in defense of the thesis that Miguel Cabrera is NOT worth $7.4M/year.
2007-02-13 20:16:58
2.   das411
Did Henry Aaron, Frank Robinson, and whatever other comparables Greg Brock has in his shiny Miguel Cabrera binder, ever make as much as $7.4M/yr, hm?
2007-02-13 20:55:41
3.   Greg Brock
I believe we use the term "glossy" binder.
2007-02-13 22:34:49
4.   El Lay Dave
Only the Marlins would go to arbitration with Miguel "I'm better than everyone in the NL except Pujols (according to some blog posters)" Cabrera over $350,000 (assuming they could settle by splitting the difference) - noise for major league clubs not based in Florida. On the other hands, most of our employers would duel us to the death over approximately 5% of our salaries.

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