Friday was the deadline for 155 arbitration-eligible players and their MLB teams to agree on salaries or exchange desired numbers for 2020. This year, big names including Mookie Betts, Kris Bryant, Javier Baez, Aaron Judge, George Springer and Noah Syndergaard are among those who either came to a settlement amount before the deadline or are headed to an arbitration hearing.
According to Jeff Passan, all 30 teams have adopted the so-called file-and-trial approach — if the sides file a number, they’ll head to trial, cutting out the post-exchange-date negotiations that were prevalent even five years ago — making Jan. 10 an underappreciated day on the baseball calendar.
Below are some names notable names and figures. (Teams are listed alphabetically, and all deals are for one year, unless otherwise noted.)
Expected to go to hearing: Shane Greene