I don't know the exact rule, but I'm pretty sure you can cut a guy who got his salary set in arbitration. If you do it by a certain deadline, I think the club only owes the guy 20% of his salary and then the player is a free agent. In other words, the salary is not a guaranteed contract like Stantons' is. That's why Vargas makes 3.6 put the Brewers only save 2.7 (or whatever)..
Thank you Walt and Bob for bringing winning baseball back to Cincy
Nov. 13, 2007: One of the greatest days in Reds history: John Allen gets the boot!
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