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2.20.2007

Zambrano, Cubs Avoid Arbitration


Carlos Zambrano accepted the Chicago Cubs' offer of a one-year contract to the tune of $12.4 million on Tuesday - almost double what he made in 2006 - avoiding salary arbitration just before their scheduled hearing.

Big Z earned $6.5 million last season while going 16-7 with a 3.41 ERA and 210 strikeouts. He asked for $15.5 million in arbitration, while the Cubs offered $11,025,000 - more than any player had been awarded thus far.

Finally, the two sides can focus on working out a multi-year deal, possibly somewhere in the five-year range.

No Cubs player has gone to arbitration since Mark Grace (whoa!) in 1993.


Source: Chicago Cubs

1 comments:

Anonymous said...

Man, Mark Grace. They'll give anyone their own website these days...