Friday, November 13, 2009

Arbitration dates

Just a reminder about some of the key arbitration dates this off-season:

December 12: Deadline for teams to offer arbitration or to decline to tender a contract to eligible players
Jan 5-15: If player is tendered a contract, he can file within these dates
Jan 19: Players and clubs submit contract offers
Feb 1-21: If no agreement is reached, the case goes to a panel of three judges.

It's noted that owners have won 57% of arbitration cases since 1974 (280 of 487 cases).