Originally Posted by AvesIce51
I like that. If we was willing to go that low for next year, how low could we do to keep him for more? How many more years of arb. does he have left? 2?
Yes, two more years of arb. You get a total of three.
There are restrictions about whom you can compare yourself to in terms of service time during your first arb hearing, so the fact that this was Aaron's first arb year helped suppress his salary. Obviously, if he put his '05 numbers up as a free agent-to-be, he'd have gotten a much bigger deal.