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MLB players should love arbitration

Originally Published: January 20, 2010
By Jim Caple | Page 2

Tim Lincecum asked for a record $13 million in salary arbitration on Tuesday -- $5 million more than what the San Francisco Giants offered. It could have been worse for San Francisco, though. Digital Timmy from the video game commercials isn't eligible for arbitration until "MLB 2K11."

Salary arbitration is a wonderful thing. A player submits a figure that represents about 10 times his previous salary (or in Lincecum's case, 20 times). His team submits a figure that represents ...

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