Comments on: Jones arbitration ruling expected Thursday http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/02/jones-arbitration-ruling-expected-thursday.html Your best source for news on the Pittsburgh Pirates and their minor league system. Sun, 25 May 2014 07:26:00 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.8.3 By: Tim Williams http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/02/jones-arbitration-ruling-expected-thursday.html#comment-12448 Thu, 16 Feb 2012 02:03:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=25779#comment-12448 I forget who made this point, but I was reading about another player and team that were close with their figures. The author suggested that the two sides would go to arbitration since there was little downside if either one lost.

With Jones there are three outcomes. Avoid arbitration and take the midpoint ($2.375 M). Go to arbitration, win, and get $2.5 M. Or go to arbitration, lose, and take $2.25 M.

If he loses in arbitration, he’s getting $125 K less than what he would have gotten by splitting the difference. If he wins, he gets $125 K more than he would have. Neither is a big figure in comparison to his overall salary. He’s guaranteed $2.25 M. He could play it safe and go for $2.375 M, or he could take a risk for the chance of $2.5 M.

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By: James S http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/02/jones-arbitration-ruling-expected-thursday.html#comment-12447 Thu, 16 Feb 2012 01:37:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=25779#comment-12447 I don’t know why arbitration results are even reported. Who cares about them besides the two parties involved? (and the folks who don’t know anything about baseball so the financial stuff is the only thing they can talk about and appear to be knowledgable to the unknowing?)

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By: John Lease http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/02/jones-arbitration-ruling-expected-thursday.html#comment-12446 Thu, 16 Feb 2012 01:20:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=25779#comment-12446 Why they couldn’t split the difference is beyond me.

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