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Mike Piazza


One thing I've learned since joining this site is more about arbitration and team control.  I have always wondered why Piazza was traded.  Did it have something to do with him being eligible for free agency? I was looking at his years on baseball-reference and it looks like he would have been up.

1993 24 Los Angeles Dodgers $126,000 USA Today
1994 25 Los Angeles Dodgers $600,000 1996 Joint Exhibit 1
1995 26 Los Angeles Dodgers $900,000 1996 Joint Exhibit 1
1996 27 Los Angeles Dodgers $2,700,000 1996 Joint Exhibit 1
1997 28 Los Angeles Dodgers $7,000,000 1997 AP survey
1998 29 Los Angeles Dodgers $8,000,000 4/3/98 USA Today

 

One thing I don't understand though is how he made 600k his second year. Kershaw is in his 3rd year and going for less than that.

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