1/14 Arbitration figures – UPDATED

Eight Cubs players were among the 146 MLB players who filed for salary arbitration on Tuesday. Figures will be exchanged Friday between the Cubs and the eight if no agreement is reached before then. Arbitration hearings will be Feb. 1-21. Here are the players involved, their 2013 salary, and projected 2014 figure, according to MLBTradeRumors.com:

Jeff Samardzija: $2.64 million in 2013; projected $4.9 million in 2014
Travis Wood: $527,500 in 2013; projected $3.6 million in 2014
Nate Schierholtz: $2.25 million in 2013; projected $4.4 million in 2014
James Russell: $1.075 million in 2013; projected $1.7 million in 2014
Pedro Strop: $502,500 in 2013; projected $1 million in 2014
Luis Valbuena: $930,000 in 2013; projected $1.5 million in 2014
Darwin Barney: $562,000 in 2013; projected $2.1 million in 2014
Justin Ruggiano: $494,500 in 2013; projected $1.8 million in 2014

The last time the Cubs went to arbitration was in 2010 when an arbitrator ruled in favor of the team’s $2.6 million offer over the $3.4 million bid submitted by Ryan Theriot.

– Carrie Muskat

7 Comments

Wow this is crazy! Man I hope they keep al of those players. They’re some of the best we have at the moment.

They are all staying, this just irons out how much money they will make next year.

Oh okay thanks for that clarification, I didn’t really get that haha

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By todays standards, I can see all making their projections on this list except two.
Valbuena does everything he is asked and plays hard, but I dont see how he would rate $570,000 raise.
Next people will think I am picking on Barney, not the case. I really hope he comes back & does well. I think he would be more valuable in a platoon situation with Watkins and on the days hes not starting, used as a late inning defensive replacement at 2B.
But a raise of, 1, 438,000 for a guy who hit .208 with a OBP of .266. Keeping in mind that OBP was the lowest for any person at his position. I understand his defensive skills are great, I undertsand those skills help the pitching. The bottom line really is, that is a huge raise for that OBP.

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