Thursday, 15 November, 2018

Bryant gets $10.85M, record for 1st arbitration eligible

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Shannon Reynolds | 13 January, 2018, 02:47

The Chicago Cubs and Kris Bryant came down to the wire with arbitration talks on Friday before 1 p.m.'s deadline.

Bryant followed that up with his most successful season to date in 2016.

For comparison, Chicago Cubs teammate Kris Bryant, who is also entering his first season of "Super Two" arbitration, received a one-year, $10.85 million deal on Friday, eclipsing Ryan Howard's $10 million deal in 2010 with the Philadelphia Phillies for first-time arbitration-eligible players.

Baseball's current collective bargaining agreement provides language that allows clubs a wide lens to analyze a player's contributions, "including but not limited to his overall performance, special qualities of leadership and public appeal".

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While Bryant took a small step back in a few areas in 2017, he actually improved his on-base percentage by cutting down on his strikeouts and walking more than ever before. The result was a.409 OBP with a.537 slugging percentage, 38 doubles, 111 runs, 29 home runs, and 73 RBI. He's hit at least.275 in all of his three seasons, surpassing the 25 home run mark in each of the three seasons. He more than did his part in leading the Cubs to 103 wins while capturing an NL Central Division title and a World Series ring.

In hopes to avoid Theo Epstein's first arbitration hearing since taking over as President in 2012. It's a record for a player that was eligible for salary arbitration for the first time.

Kyle Hendricks got a big raise.

The Cubs and reliever Justin Grimm didn't reach an agreement yet and are expected to exchange salary figures soon.

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