Originally Posted by IslandRed
Keep in mind that the arbitration clock is separate from the free-agency clock. Calling him up now versus mid-June doesn't mean we lose control of Bruce any sooner; it just makes him expensive sooner.
My understanding is that the club has 3 years until arb (unless a super two) and a fixed # of years of arb(2yrs, 3yrs? not sure of the correct #). If that's correct we gain a year of control if we delay arb by a year. If I'm wrong please give me the correct info.