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Tomorrow is deadline to exchange salary figures

Dodgers have lots to do between now and 10:00 a.m. tomorrow morning

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As of 9:00 p.m. Thursday evening, there has not been any reports of any signings of the Dodgers’ arbitration-eligible players. That by itself is not unusual and the Dodgers are not alone, as most teams wait until the last day to finalize these deals.

And while the Dodgers are a “file and trial” meaning if the agreement is not reached by this exchange date, they intend to go to the arbitration hearing, the signings tend to get announced up to and past the 10:00 a.m. PST deadline.

I still have Tony Cingrani on this list even though it was reported that he had agreed to a $2.65M contract. It has been over a month and the Dodgers still have not announced that contract, only saying they tendered his contract.

Salary Arbitration Tracker

Player Service Time 2018 salary 2019 MLBTR Projections 2019 salary
Player Service Time 2018 salary 2019 MLBTR Projections 2019 salary
Tony Cingrani 5.088 $2,300,000 $2,700,000 $2,650,000
Josh Fields 5.083 $2,200,000 $2,800,000
Pedro Baez 4.059 $1,500,000 $1,800,000
Kiké Hernández 4.054 $1,600,000 $3,200,000
Joc Pederson 4.023 $2,600,000 $4,300,000
Yimi Garcia 3.149 $630,000 $900,000
Chris Taylor 3.037 $575,000 $3,200,000
Corey Seager 3.032 $605,000 $2,600,000

This will be the first time that Corey Seager and his agent, Scott Boras, will have the opportunity to negotiate a salary. Prior to the 2018 season, Seager could have been on track for a larger increase than MLBTR estimated.

It would not surprise me if Boras is looking for something closer to $6M - $7M range so Seager is not too far behind his contemporaries like Francisco Lindor (who could also be one of the few players to go over $10M in his first arbitration-eligible season), Carlos Correa and Trevor Story.

As for others, I think Chris Taylor matches up well to Ben Zobrist. Zobrist signed an extension that bought out his arbitration seasons for $14.5M. The MLBTR estimate of $3.2M would probably means Taylor projects to earn more than that.

So tomorrow should bring some news from Chavez Ravine, whether this means other things will happen remains to be seen.