This Friday, January 13 is the deadline for arbitration-eligible gamers and their groups to trade wage figures, which serves as a gentle deadline that normally spurs offers. This week may very well be particularly busy for the Dodgers, who’ve 10 gamers eligible for arbitration.
Julio Urías, the Dodgers’ NLDS Sport 1 starter final season who completed third in Nationwide League Cy Younger Award voting, headlines the group, heading into his remaining yr earlier than free company.
A number of beginning rotation mates are additionally eligible for arbitration, together with Tony Gonsolin coming off a profession yr and Dustin Might, who returned in August from Tommy John surgical procedure. Each are eligible for arbitration for the primary time. Walker Buehler can be eligible for arbitration this yr, and coming off his second profession Tommy John surgical procedure plus flexor tendon restore in his elbow final August, he’s unlikely to pitch a lot if in any respect in 2023.
Catcher Will Smith, who earned second-team All-MLB honors in 2022, is arb-eligible for the primary time, as is Trayce Thompson, who excelled in his half-season again in Los Angeles. Rounding out the group are 4 aid pitchers who mixed for a 1.82 ERA in 182⅔ innings in 2022.
We previewed each Dodger eligible for arbitration this winter, and you may click on on the desk under to see extra data past my wage projection for 2023. Additionally included within the desk are the wage projections from Steve Adams and Matt Swartz at MLB Commerce Rumors, and from Jeff Euston at Cot’s Baseball Contracts at Baseball Prospectus.
Dodgers eligible for wage arbitration in 2023
Since Andrew Friedman took over because the president of baseball operations in October 2014, the Dodgers have been a “file and trial” workforce in arbitration, which means typically that if the participant and workforce can’t attain settlement on a contract by the mid-January deadline to trade wage figures, negotiations will stop, not less than particularly for that season.
Within the earlier eight years, the Dodgers had 60 participant seasons going by way of the arbitration course of, which incorporates a number of years for a number of gamers. Fifty-four occasions, the Dodgers have reached settlement on a contract earlier than the trade deadline.
In 2020, the Dodgers had two arbitration hearings, profitable their case over outfielder Joc Pederson (paying him $7.75 million as an alternative of $9.5 million) and shedding to reliever Pedro Báez (who earned $4 million as an alternative of $3.5 million). These had been the primary two arbitration hearings for the Dodgers since profitable a listening to over Joe Beimel in 2007.
4 different occasions within the final eight years, the Dodgers have exchanged wage figures with gamers, then quickly after reached multi-year contracts to keep away from a listening to.
Max Muncy signed for $26 million earlier than the 2020 season, masking all three of his arbitration years. Chris Taylor that yr signed for $13.4 million over his remaining two arb years. Earlier than the 2021 season, Buehler signed an $8-million deal that included incentives and coated his first two arbitration seasons, and catcher Austin Barnes signed a two-year, $4.3-million contract that purchased out his remaining arb years.
However reaching offers by the trade deadline 54 out of 60 occasions (90 p.c) over the past eight offseasons established a fairly clear observe report with this Dodgers entrance workplace. In different phrases, count on a number of agreements this week.
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