Monday, January 17, 2005

Two More Down. One To Go

Nick Johnson and Tony Armas signed 1-year contracts ($1.45 and $2.26 million respectively). Both avoid arbitration, leaving Tomo Ohka as our one remaining arbitration-eligible player. From all accounts, that one's not getting settled either. They'll have to have an arbitration hearing.

It's good that we got so many of the signings out of the way. Arbitration hearings just result in bad feelings and resentment on all sides and can create some long-term animosity. Just imagine how you'd feel if your boss prepared a powerpoint presentation about how lousy a player you were and how you aren't worth what you think you are. You wouldn't be too eager to renew your contract the next time around either.


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