Heyman | Kris Bryant breaks first-year arbitration record

Heyman | Kris Bryant breaks first-year arbitration record

Earlier Friday, the Blue Jays settled with third baseman Josh Donaldson - the former Cubs farmhand - for an overall one-year arbitration contract record of $23 million. He walked 95 times in 2017 after never eclipsing 80 in a season and struck out just 128 times compared to 353 combined over his first two seasons. He has been mentioned in persistent trade rumors.

Bryant has been an important piece to the Cubs' puzzle over the last few seasons. Donaldson is in his final winter of eligibility. The 27-year-old is eligible for free agency after the 2019 season.

Bryant agreed to a one-year, $10.85 million contract with the Cubs on Friday, avoiding arbitration, Gordon Wittenmyer of the Chicago Sun-Times reports.

Bryant, who has received MVP votes all three seasons in the big leagues, hit.295 with 29 homers and a.946 OPS last season for the Cubs - who have advanced to at least the National League Championship Series in each of his seasons.

Russell had an up and down season that was marked with both personal and professional challenges, hitting just.239 with 12 home runs and 43 RBI in 385 plate appearances.

Chicago White Sox first baseman Jose Abreu, Houston pitcher Dallas Keuchel and newly acquired St. Louis outfielder Marcell Ozuna also are among the stars set to swap.

There were 189 players eligible for arbitration after teams offered contracts on December 1 to unsigned players on their 40-man rosters, and 173 remained set to swap as of Thursday evening.

The Cubs and reliever Justin Grimm didn't reach an agreement yet and are expected to exchange salary figures soon.

Major League Baseball teams generally have control over a player for their first six full seasons.in the Major League Baseball.

Teams won eight of 15 decisions last winter, the most hearings since clubs went 10-6 in 2004.

Teams have a 302-224 edge since arbitration started in 1974.

Related Articles

  • 'Game of Thrones' Season 8 Episodes Could Each Be Movie-Length

    'Game of Thrones' Season 8 Episodes Could Each Be Movie-Length

    As the final season of Game of Thrones isn't set to air until 2019 , the spin-offs will presumably arrive in 2020 or later. The head of HBO has discussed the possibility of there being a Game Of Thrones revival in the years to come.
    John Wick TV series in development, Keanu Reeves may guest star

    John Wick TV series in development, Keanu Reeves may guest star

    The network announced today it was moving forward with the previously rumored series , which will be called The Continental . If not, The Continental is in good hands with Collins, given his wide-ranging work on television in the past.
    President Trump Says He Has a 'Very Good Relationship' With Kim Jong

    President Trump Says He Has a 'Very Good Relationship' With Kim Jong

    If the report from 38 North proves to be correct, we may see the conflict between North Korea and the USA reach a whole new level. Another option would be a retaliatory strike on an ICBM or nuclear site after a test, another official said .
  • Trump lawyer claims Russian Federation  dossier defamed him, sues BuzzFeed and Fusion GPS

    Trump lawyer claims Russian Federation dossier defamed him, sues BuzzFeed and Fusion GPS

    Australian officials then passed the information to their American counterparts, the Times reported . The statement added Cohen will seek "maximum damages" against the defendants.
    Mercedes Totally Overhauls Infotainment System For Most Affordable Cars

    Mercedes Totally Overhauls Infotainment System For Most Affordable Cars

    Mercedes-Benz has one more teaser scheduled before the official reveal, which is scheduled for January 14. The new tech was showcased at the opening of the 2018 CES (Consumer Electronics Show) in Las Vegas.

    International Business Machines Corporation (NYSE: IBM)

    This simple numeric scale reads 1 to 5, and it changes brokerage firm Moderate Sell recommendations into an average broker rating. Great Lakes Advsrs Limited Liability Corp accumulated 0.13% or 37,954 shares. 49 funds opened positions while 132 raised stakes.
  • Which Insiders Are Selling Weight Watchers International, Inc. (WTW)?

    After excavating more, stock analysis with performance of a well-known real estate investment trust - Skyline Medical Inc. The company reported $0.65 earnings per share for the quarter, topping the Zacks' consensus estimate of $0.51 by $0.14.
    Indian-Origin Immigrant Rights Activist Faces Deportation Following Arrest in US

    Indian-Origin Immigrant Rights Activist Faces Deportation Following Arrest in US

    Community advocates have also flooded the phone lines of ICE's field offices in NY demanding the release of Ragbir. Ravi is a dedicated community educator, spokesperson, and advocate for immigrants.

    Doug Jones cosponsors bill to renew CHIP funding

    Steve Womack believes it's important to make sure CHIP is on "proper fiscal footing for an extended period of time". In December, Congress passed short-term funding for the program - injecting it with $3 billion through March 2018.
  • Launch of Delta IV rocket with USA  spy satellite postponed once again

    Launch of Delta IV rocket with USA spy satellite postponed once again

    United Launch Alliance hopes the third time is the charm for their twice-delayed NROL-47 mission. The latest rocket launch was scrubbed due to rain Wednesday and canceled again Thursday.
    U.S.  factory activity accelerates in December

    U.S. factory activity accelerates in December

    Fifteen industries reported expansion, while only one reported a decrease in employment. The inventories index registered 48 points, up 1.5 points from the previous month.

    MF Rank in Focus For Cheniere Energy Partners, LP (AMEX:CQP)

    Aqr Capital Ltd Llc accumulated 35,209 shares or 0% of the stock. 13D Management Ltd Liability Corp holds 4.45% or 259,772 shares. Edmp Inc increased its stake in Penske Automotive Gr (PAG) by 73.99% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC.