June 25, 2021

Dodgers: 2020 Arbitration Cases Are Unsettling (Dodgers Nation)

The deadline for players and teams to submit arbitration figures has come and gone. The players who were on the clock included Cody Bellinger, Corey Seager and Max Muncy. For the last few years, the Dodgers have been able to settle all of their cases before they actually exchanged arbitration figures. The last time the Dodgers went to arbitration was in 2007 with Joe Beimel. This year, four players were not able to come to an agreement with the Dodgers. Those four are Max Muncy, Joc Pederson, Chris Taylor and Pedro Baez.

What Is Arbitration?

For some background on how players are eligible for arbitration. Players with three or more years that are not under a multi year contract (like Kenta Maeda) and aren’t yet eligible for free agency (six years MLB service time) are eligible for arbitration. Some players with less than three years of MLB service time are eligible for arbitration:

“If they have less then three full seasons of MLB service time, but are within the top 22% of players with more than two years of service time. This is called the “Super Two” exception” – FanGraphs

No players for the Dodgers fell short of the “Super Two” status with Julio Urias

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