Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Pence goes to arbitration

So the Astros were able to trade or settle all of their arbitration-eligible players, except for Hunter Pence, who will head to a hearing next month, where a judge will determine if he gets the $6.9m he wants, or the $5.15m the Astros want to pay him.

Wade:
"It doesn't say anything about how we feel about the player. It's the mechanism that's in place in our game when two parties can't get together and come to a negotiated settlement. There is no reflection on how we feel about Hunter, or I'm assuming on how Hunter feels about us."

Pence didn't seem to mind the development:
This is just part of the business side of the game.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

It's only the older, full of pride short on time players that seem to get upset if something goes to arbitration.