Originally Posted by Hitmen77
Like I said, i'm not complaining about by any means. I'm just pointing out that there seems to be a good chance that his salary for years 4-6 will be higher than what is listed above.
I don't think he has to be Ryan Howard in his prime to get a better deal either.
Mmmm...IDK, he'd have to put up pretty crazy numbers in years 1-3 to even get $10.5 million in arbitration in year 4. That would be a huge first year arbitration number. That said, if he's that Ryan Howard player, then yes of course he should go ahead and file. Ultimately, unless years 1-3 are ridiculous (which would be a good thing), he's likely to take arbitration only in the last two seasons.