Today is the deadline for teams and arbitration-eligible players to exchange salary requests for the 2023 season. So there will be news one way or another, and I’ll update this post as that news comes in.
On this date, players who are eligible for salary arbitration (generally speaking, between three and six years’ worth of service time) file their request for a salary in 2023. The team, in turn, files its own proposed salary for the player. If the case thereafter proceeds to an arbitration hearing, the arbitrator must pick one of the two numbers, and that is the player’s salary for 2023.
The sides don’t have to file their numbers today, however, as long as they come to an agreement on a 2023 deal. So you’ll see lots and lots of settlements around baseball today.
Because the Chicago Cubs have become a “file-and-trial” team, that means unless a deal is agreed to by today with a player, the sides will be going to an arbitration case next month. My presumption is that the Cubs will be able to settle with all of their arbitration-eligible players today. Those who are still remaining are Ian Happ, Nico Hoerner, Nick Madrigal, and Codi Heuer. Note that the Cubs already avoided arbitration with Rowan Wick and Adrian Sampson back in the fall.
I will update this post with the news as it comes in.
UPDATES: Deals rolling in: