How does arbitration work in baseball?


On your first point: Fangraphs certainly agrees with you that old metrics seem to dominate. There are no hard and fast rules about which stats are presentable, though; it's solely due to who is hearing the case - and there is no doubt that stats (both old and new) have made a huge difference (see Baseball Prospectus'** article on Arbitration, for example).

A list of what evidence you may present:

The following evidence is admissable:

The quality of the player's contribution to his club during the past season (including but not limited to his overall performance, special qualities of leadership and public appeal). The length and consistency of his career contribution. The record of the player's past compensation. Comparative baseball salaries (the arbitration panel is provided with a table of confidential baseball salaries for all players broken down by years of service). The existence of any physical or mental defects on the part of the player. The recent...
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With baseball betting, you're either picking the team you want to win, or you're betting the total runs scored in the game will fall under or over the amount of runs the oddsmakers set the line at. If you pick a side, there are odds given to you. Say Team A was a much better team, you may have to wager 1.5x the amount you want to win, because you have a heavy advantage. On the flip side, if you pick the underdog, you could win 1.5x your wager amount. This is also known as a handicap.

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The Problem

The two sides in an adversarial negotiation rarely bring their most reasonable offers to the table. Rather, each stakes out a position to its advantage and seeks to give up as little as possible. This common approach is often costly to all involved.

The Solution

A new negotiation strategy can efficiently lead to an equitable agreement: One side presents an objectively fair offer, challenging the other to make its own best offer and then allow an arbitrator to decide which of the two is more reasonable.

The Result

The threat of losing in a final-offer arbitration will typically bring an unreasonable adversary back to the table with a more reasonable offer. The insurance giant AIG tested this strategy in an injury claims case, leading to a rapid, fair settlement.

Please answer two quick questions:

1. When negotiating, do you want the other side to be reasonable?

2. Is it a good idea to be reasonable in negotiations?


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You need very little equipment to play a baseball game. The essential pieces are nine gloves (one for each fielder), one ball, and one bat. The batter and catcher also require some special protective gear. The following is a list of some basic baseball equipment:

Ball - An official baseball is manufactured through a process of wrapping yarn around a cork or rubber center and then tightly stitching a cowhide or horsehide cover over the yarn. A baseball is a sphere that is approximately 9 inches (23 cm) in circumference and weighs 5 1/4 ounces (149 g). Bat - A bat is a solid piece of wood, usually ash, that is 2.75 inches (7 cm) in diameter at the thickest part, which is called the barrel, and not more than 42 inches (107 cm) in length. Batting helmet - A helmet protects a baseball player if a ball accidentally hits him in the head. Some pitcher's can throw a baseball as fast as 100 miles per hour (161 kph), so a player needs to wear a helmet to prevent severe head injuries....
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An arbitration panel consists of three neutral parties who listen to both sides. Both players and teams are given one hour to present their cases and a half hour to rebut the opposing side. The arbitrators then compile the player’s statistics and contributions to the team and compare them to other players with similar merit. Finally, the player is awarded the salary that the arbitration panel decides is closest to other players to whom he is comparable. The arbitration panel chooses one of the two offers; there are no adjustments to salaries once submitted.

Many factors determine if a player is eligible for salary arbitration. A player is eligible after three years with a team, prior to which he plays under the agreed offered-salary contract. After six years of active status with a team, a player can file to become a free agent or can accept an offered arbitration process to avoid free-agent status.

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Arbitration involves an independent and impartial person, or persons, making a decision on a dispute. The arbitration process can be used to resolve a wide range of conflicts from workplace to international issues, although many people have only a vague idea of how arbitration works in practice. In this article we look at the different uses of arbitration and its variations in different parts of the world.

How does it work?

A voluntary process Arbitration is a voluntary process, so both sides must agree to the process. While this adds impetus to the achievement of a resolution to the problem, it also demands that both sides in the dispute agree to abide by whatever decision is reached. When arbitration is used Arbitration can often be seen as an alternative to a court of law, and has the benefit of remaining a private process. In many ways this reduces the pressure to appear adversarial and can speed the resolution. There is no swearing of oaths and it is the...

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No one likes conflict but if you’re a business owner, it’s inevitable that disputes will arise. Having a plan in place to settle disputes in a decisive and cost-effective manner is wise. This plan can help mitigate the emotional aspects of a disagreement, have the process moving toward a resolution, and keep the cost of a business conflict at a minimum. But how can you plan for conflict? An “alternative dispute resolution” plan with specific arbitration clauses and agreements may be the ideal solution.

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What is Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR)?

As you know, litigating a matter is costly, time-consuming, and extremely stressful. Worse yet, the outcome may not be to your liking. As a result, alternative ways of resolving disputes outside of court were developed and have even become codified in their own way. These methods are known as alternative dispute...

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Dear Sports Fan

How does stealing bases work in baseball? I know that a stolen base is when a player runs from first to second or second to third base without there being a hit but I’m not sure when base runners can steal and what situations they do it in. Can you help?


Dear Andres,

The steal is one of the most exciting plays in baseball. A player on base tries to run to the next base without the assistance of a teammate’s hit. If he gets there before the opposing team can throw the ball to the base and tag him, he’s safe. If not, he’s out. It’s got speed, deception, timing, and coordination — everything you could want in a sport. A successful stolen base can propel a team to victory. An unsuccessful one can break a team’s momentum and destroy its chance of winning. So how does a steal work?

A player on base — that means they got to first, second, or third base through hitting the ball, being hit with the ball, or being walked...

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“Baseball arbitration,”a form of arbitration which got its name from the national pass time, is gaining traction in the non-sports world. What exactly is baseball arbitration and what are its advantages?

Baseball arbitration, like all arbitration, is a creature of agreement. An agreement to engage in baseball arbitration usually is entered into at the time of contracting in anticipation of a possible future dispute. Here’s how it works. In the event a dispute does it arise, the parties attempt to settle their dispute by negotiation. As negotiations reach an impasse, each gives the other a final settlement offer. If no settlement results, the arbitrator is informed of the parties’ final settlement offers and the matter proceeds to arbitration.

A typical arbitration process ensues under whatever arbitration process agreed to by the parties. After the arbitration hearing, the arbitrator will make a final and binding award like in other arbitrations. But there is a twist;...

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From to accruing six years of service time, players are bound by the
reserve clause to whichever team controls their rights. During this
period, there is a cutoff date in the winter at which the controlling
team can offer or not offer a contract to the player. For the first
three years, the team usually offers a contract at or slightly above the
major-league minimum (roughly $300,000). However, for those players
with two or more years of service time, there is a process built into
the six-year period that increases the players' earning potential: Salary arbitration.
Most players become eligible for arbitration after three full
years of service time ("Super Two" players, as noted below, are an
exception). For each of the next three service years, the player gains
additional bargaining leverage. After each successive year of
arbitration, players usually get pay raises --...
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Who is Eligible?

Major League Baseball free agency is different than other sports in that a player cannot become a free agent until they have accumulated six full years of Major League service time. Salary arbitration comes into play when a player and club cannot agree on a contract prior to the player accumulating the six years of service and their contract ending. Two other classes of players are eligible for arbitration as well. Players who have filed for free agency can be offered salary arbitration from their teams. They can chose to except rather than becoming free agents. Then they go through the arbitration process like the other eligible players. The other group of players are commonly referred to as Super 2 players. This group of players is comprised of players who have played for two years but less than three. Additionally they must have accumulated 86 days of service in the previous season and rank in the top 17 percent of total service time in their...

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For Wikipedia's arbitration committee, see



Arbitration, a form of alternative dispute resolution (ADR), is a technique for the resolution of disputes outside the courts. The parties to a dispute refer it to arbitration by one or more persons (the "arbitrators", "arbiters" or "arbitral tribunal"), and agree to be bound by the arbitration decision (the "award"). A third party reviews the evidence in the case and imposes a decision that is legally binding on both sides and enforceable in the courts.[1]

Arbitration is often used for the resolution of commercial disputes, particularly in the context of international commercial transactions. In certain countries such as the United States, arbitration is also frequently employed in consumer and employment matters, where arbitration may be mandated by the terms of employment or commercial contracts.

Arbitration can be either voluntary or mandatory (although mandatory arbitration can only come from a...

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Major League Baseball transactions are changes made to the roster of a major league team during or after the season. They may include waiving, releasing, and trading players, as well as assigning players to minor league teams.

25-man, 40-man, and postseason rosters[edit]

Each Major League Baseball team maintains both a 25-man roster and a 40-man roster of players. Players on the 25-man roster are eligible to play in official major league games throughout the season. The 40-man roster includes the players on the 25-man roster plus as many as 15 players who are either on the team's seven- or 15-day disabled list, who are on paternity leave for up to three days, or who are in the franchise's farm teams in Minor League Baseball. From September 1 through the end of the regular season, any player on the 40-man roster (also referred to as the "expanded roster") is eligible to play in an official regular season game. Many young players make their Major League debuts in...

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All players have contracts - but it is the length of Major League service time that determines how that contract is done.

- A major leaguer can not become a free agent until he has accumulated 6 full years of major league service time.

- If that major leaguer has a minimum of three years of major league service, but less than six full years and does NOT sign a contract covering any of that time period (years 4,5,6 - i.e. Jason Bay). that player is eligible for binding arbitration in each of those seasons. In addition, the top 17% of major league players with the most ML service time, but totaling less than three full years are also arbitration eligible (known as "Super 2's").

- Players with less than three full years service time and do NOT qualify as Super 2 arb eligible? They are at the mercy of their team as to how much they will be paid. You will most likely read about this in the transaction line; "Team X renewed the contracts of Players Y & Z"

-In the...

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In certain specific instances, a player and team may choose to go through a salary arbitration hearing in order to determine that player’s salary for the upcoming season.

Players are eligible for arbitration hearings if they meet any of the following...

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The arbitration process can be confusing, but you can make sense of it with the aid of Thomas Gorman's primer, which originally ran on January 21, 2005. As Thomas wrote in a comment below, please note that an earlier CBA was in effect when this article was written, so some details have changed.

With all of the player movement and flying paychecks, the offseason can sometimes be...

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by Jack McDowell, Yahoo Sports
It's time for another bout of the arbitration blues, but what does this system really mean? In simple terms, arbitration establishes a system in which salaries from top to bottom are reviewed and adjusted to mirror those of equal players.

We constantly hear that arbitration and free agency allow the rich to get richer and the poor to remain non-competitive in baseball.

Free agency and arbitration get blamed for things that really don't exist. The baseball economic system allows teams to address their needs on a yearly basis and evaluate players for a long time before having to commit to them.

In the end, arbitration creates a system of checks and balances and breeds parity.

Baseball salaries more clearly reflect a player's standing among other players because after three years baseball does a direct statistical comparison with one's peers in front of a non-partial arbitrator. The system itself forces owners to come...

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Arbitration sounds like a term you might have found in a union dispute a few decades ago, but it is more and more common in the business world. You'll run across it in business and retail contracts all the time, so it's good to know what it means and how arbitration works. In particular, you may have seen a mandatory arbitration clause in a contract.

What is Arbitration?

Arbitration (n.)is the process of bringing a business dispute before a disinterested third party for resolution.

The third party, an arbitrator, hears the evidence brought by both sides and makes a decision. Sometimes that decision is binding on the parties.

To arbitrate (v.)a matter is to bring it before an arbitrator. An arbitrator is a spectator, witness, or hearer (based on Old English arbiter.)

Arbitration is a form of alternative dispute resolution (ADR), used in place of litigation in the hope of settling a dispute without the cost and time of going to court....

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With all of the player movement and flying paychecks, the offseason can sometimes be as exciting as the regular season. As we enter the final phase of the offseason of 2004-2005, salary arbitration hearings, it seems timely to examine what for many is the most confounding part of any baseball winter.

Salary arbitration had humble beginnings. The owners were exhausted by holdouts who refused to show up for spring training. The players were sick of having that refusal to play as their sole leverage in contract negotiations. With Flood v. Baseball failing to force a change in the reserve clause, arbitration seemed a reasonable solution.

Ed Fitzgerald, the Milwaukee Brewers Chairman and head of the owners' Player Relations Committee (PRC) in the early 1970s, embraced the idea as a way to neutralize...

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