Originally Posted by WhiteSoxNation
What are the rules in regards to Arbitration 1-2-3.....I know its 1-2-3 in a sense of years but how about those listed at pre-arb?
What does PRE-ARB mean? Is it usually 1yr/650k ?
Each player gets 3 arbitration years before he becomes a free agent, except for super-two, which a few players get to arbitration early and have 4 arbitration years.
It's basically a count, but each year is a potential for a substantial raise, especially if a player has a really good season. Most players come to an agreement for the Arb year contract before there is a hearing.
Pre-Arb is during player's first 3 big league offseasons. Pre-Arb players are tendered a contract with a small raise either before or during spring training.