Today was the deadline for teams to exchange salary figures with arbitration-eligible players. Several one-years deals have been announced as teams attempt to avoid the arbitration panel. Last offseason, for the first time in the 40-year history of the process, no cases went to hearing.
That might not be the case again this winter, as several notable players, like Craig Kimbrel, Homer Bailey, and others, have yet to come to an agreement with their respective teams. Players can still negotiate and sign new deals between now and their hearings, but some teams have adopted a "file and trial" strategy that could lead to certain players seeing the panel.
Here is an updated list of players that were eligible for arbitration with their new deals listed in parenthesis:
Braves (7): Freddie Freeman 1b, Jason Heyward of, Chris Johnson 3b (one year, $4.75 million), Craig Kimbrel rhp, Kris Medlen rhp (one year, $5.8 million), Mike Minor lhp (one year, $3.85 million), Jordan Schafer of (one year, $1.09 million)
Cubs (8): Darwin Barney 2b, Justin Ruggiano of, James Russell lhp (one year, $1.775 million), Jeff Samardzija rhp, Nate Schierholtz of (one year, $5 million), Pedro Strop rhp (terms unknown), Luis Valbuena if (one year, $1.71 million), Travis Wood lhp
Mets (7): Ike Davis 1b (one year, $3.5 million), Lucas Duda of/1b, Dillon Gee rhp, Daniel Murphy 2b (one year, $5.7 million), Bobby Parnell rhp (one year, $3.7 million plus incentives), Ruben Tejada if (one year, $1.1 million), Eric Young Jr., of (one year, $1.85 million)
Nationals (8): Jerry Blevins lhp (one year, terms unknown), Tyler Clippard rhp, Ian Desmond ss (two years, $17.5 million), Ross Detwiler lhp (one year, $3 million), Doug Fister rhp, Wilson Ramos c (one year, $2.095 million plus incentives), Drew Storen rhp (one year, $3.45 million plus incentives), Jordan Zimmermann rhp (two years, $24 million)
Padres (6): Kyle Blanks of/1b (one year, $987,500), Everth Cabrera if (one year, $2.45 million), Andrew Cashner rhp, Chase Headley 3b (one year, $10.25 million), Ian Kennedy lhp (one year, $6.1 million), Tyson Ross rhp (one year, $1.98 million)
Pirates (6): Pedro Alvarez 3b (one year, $4.25 million), Vin Mazzaro rhp (one year, $950,000), Mark Melancon rhp (one year, $2.595 million), Gaby Sanchez 1b (one year, $2.3 million), Travis Snider of (one year, $1.2 million), Neil Walker (one year, $5.75 million) 2b