Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Arbitration Figures Submitted

Dad gum! I was way off on Wandy. This is why I'm not his agent (hint hint). Some arbitration figures were traded today...

First off, though - Tim Byrdak agreed to a one-year, $1 million deal. I thought it would be around $1.4 million.

Anyhow, the Astros did not come to an agreement today with Wandy Rodriguez or Geoff Geary.

Wandy wants $3 million. The Astros offered $2.25 million. (This is the one I really nutted).
Geary wants $2.1 million, the Astros offered $1.425 million.

I thought Wandy would double his salary and get $900K plus incentives. Easy Eddie would have laughed his signature across the check. But then there would have been enough money for everybody. Geary...notice he wants $2.1 million. What did I say? Oh yes...yes....$2.1 million.

If this gets to the arbitration panel, they will choose either/or - not an in between. Negotiations can and will continue until February 1.