Re: Ohlendorf (1-11 record) defeats Pirates in arbitration
Originally Posted by cumberlandreds
Arbitration was the worst thing that the owners gave to the players back when free agency was starting up. They have been paying for it ever since with stupid desicions like this one with a big raises for extremely poor perfromances.
If arbitration was that bad for the owners, they would simply stop offering it and let all the talent walk.
At that point the market would be flooded with talent and prices would drop.
We've started to see that with guys in the free agent class, but not in the years 4-6 arbitration group. I have to think that means those guys in years 4-6 are still a pretty good bargain for the clubs no matter how much they whine about arbitration.
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