Matt Garza and the Chicago Cubs Likely to Go to Arbritration Hearing

January 29, 2012 by  

The Cubs record of participating in only one arbitration hearing since 1993 (Ryan Theriot, 2010) is in jeopardy. Matt Garza and the Cubs are more than $4.5 million apart and seemingly on their way toward a hearing.

For those of you who don't know, the arbitration process works this way: both player and team submit a salary figure for the 2012 season and a panel of arbitrators pick one or the other. There is no in-between. 

Garza has submitted a figure of $12.5 million, while the Cubs have countered with $7.95 million. Note that Gar...

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