May 12, 2021

Arbitration Breakdown: Mookie Betts (MLB Trade Rumors)

Over the coming days, I am discussing some of the higher profile upcoming arbitration cases. So far, we’ve previewed Josh BellCody BellingerFrancisco Lindor, Trevor Bauer, Mike Clevinger, George Springer, and Jonathan Villar. For these pieces, I rely partly on my arbitration model developed exclusively for MLB Trade Rumors, but will also break out some interesting comparables and determine where the model might be wrong. 2020 projections are available right here

As first-year arbitration awards continue to grow with the revenue and payrolls in baseball today, they provide higher platforms through which arbitration records in later years can be more easily broken. Mookie Betts will go through the arbitration process one more time after earning $20.1MM including bonuses during his penultimate year through the arb process, putting him in line to potentially break Nolan Arenado’s record of $26MM his last time through arbitration. Betts’ potential salary is high…

Read “Arbitration Breakdown: Mookie Betts” at MLB Trade Rumors