Updated: Jul 20, 2022
One of the most important days in Major League Baseball’s salary arbitration calendar is the exchange date. This is when Club and Player Representatives come together to negotiate whether they can come to an agreement on a salary arbitration player’s salary for the upcoming season. If no settlement is reached, the two sides must officially file their salary request, without concrete knowledge of what the other side is filing (although, in theory, because the two sides have been negotiating to reach an agreement, each side should have some insight into how the other views that Player’s worth). Normally this process would happen in the middle of offseason, with most of these deals hidden in the spotlight of splashy free agent deals or landscape-altering trades. Such was not the case in 2022. Although some star players settled (Trea Turner, who broke the $20M threshold discussed in my previous article, Juan Soto, Vladimir Guerrero Jr.) or signed extensions (Matt Chapman, Byron Buxton), after the whirlwind of negotiations drew to a close, and all the dust had settled, a staggering 31 players did not come to an agreement with their clubs. So, in 31 different cases, each side submitted filing numbers.
Check out below to see what your team has in store!
- 5 Players Filing (1):
NL East: Atlanta Braves
- 3 Players Filing (2):
NL East: Miami Marlins
AL West: Seattle Mariners
- 2 Players Filing (5):
AL East: Baltimore Orioles
AL Central (2): Kansas City Royals, Minnesota Twins
NL Central (2): Pittsburgh Pirates, St. Louis Cardinals
- 1 Player Filing (10):
NL Central (3): Chicago Cubs, Cincinnati Reds, Milwaukee Brewers
AL Central (2): Chicago White Sox, Detroit Tigers
NL West: Colorado Rockies
NL East (3): New York Mets, Philadelphia Phillies, Washington Nationals
AL East: New York Yankees
- 0 Players Filing (12):
NL West (4): Arizona Diamondbacks, Los Angeles Dodgers, San Diego Padres, San Francisco Giants
AL East (3): Boston Red Sox, Tampa Bay Rays, Toronto Blue Jays
AL Central: Cleveland Guardians
AL West (4): Houston Astros, Los Angeles Angels, Oakland Athletics, Texas Rangers
 Huge credit to Baseball Writers Jon Heyman (@JonHeyman on Twitter), Robert Murray (@ByRobertMuray), Mark Feinsand (@Feinsand), Joel Sherman (@Joelsherman1) and Bob Nightengale (@BNightengale) for their reporting on each of these deals. Without each of these writers, none of this data could have been compiled and assembled.
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Dean Rosenberg is a 2L student at Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law in New York City. He can be found on LinkedIn at https://www.linkedin.com/in/dean-rosenberg-4a1507a1/ and on Twitter @deanrosen7. For all of Dean’s Conduct Detrimental Articles, click here.