I recall that arbitration award contracts are not guaranteed but the player can be dropped just before the season starts (March 31?). I recall the payment to the player is 1/6 of the contract amount. Can anyone confirm this? Also could this be an "incentive" for the Dodgers to not settle with Loney on a contract but rather go to arbitration?
Then if Loney stinks in Spring training, or if a different opportunity at 1B presents itself during the Spring Loney could be rather painlessly cut from the roster?