The Pittsburgh Pirates will exchange arbitration figures with Joel Hanrahan and Ross Ohlendorf tomorrow, moving them one step closer to getting all of their arbitration eligible players under contract. A quick refresher on the arbitration process from this point on for Hanrahan and Ohlendorf:
-The Pirates and the individual players will exchange salary figures for the 2011 season.
-Arbitration hearings take place from February 1st-21st.
-The two sides can choose to meet in the middle of the salary figures, or go to arbitration. They have up until the arbitration hearing to reach a deal.
-If the two sides go to arbitration, an arbitrator will award one of the two salaries to the player for the 2011 season.
In my 40-man roster/payroll projection, I have Ohlendorf getting $2.2 M as a Super Two player, and Hanrahan getting $2 M in his first year of arbitration. I will be updating the projections tomorrow with the mid-point of the figures for each player.