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Monday, December 01, 2008

The Arbitration Deadline

Tonight at midnight is the arbitration deadline. The economic crisis is clearly having an effect. The Yankees did not offer anyone arbitration - not even Bobby Abreu, which was a surprise.

And the Diamondbacks didn't offer arbitration to Adam Dunn.

A couple of months ago, this would have been shocking. The D-backs were counting on getting a couple of draft picks when Dunn became a free agent. That's the reason they gave up the players they gave up. Near as I can figure, the D-backs didn’t offer him arbitration because they were afraid he’d accept the offer.

He’s said he really loves Arizona and fit in well in the clubhouse. And with the market the way it is, he might have been willing to take a one-year deal, in hopes that the market will be better next year.

This is a result of the financial crisis. Everyone’s watching their pennies...even major league baseball teams.


posted by BubbaFan, 11:15 PM


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