Saturday, January 14, 2017


They are 2 million off.  That's a big hole.

(May 4, 2016 - Source: Patrick Smith/Getty Images North America)
Hardball Talk, among others writes that Dellin Betances and the Yankees cannot settle on a number in arbitration...

"The two are reportedly $2 million apart from agreeing on a sum; Betances filed for $5 million, while the Yankees offered $3 million...

(May 4, 2016 - Source: Patrick Smith/Getty Images North America)

Of the seven Yankees who are arbitration-eligible this year, Betances is the only player who has not settled with the club. If the two sides cannot reach an agreement in the next few weeks, an arbitration hearing will take place in February, though’s Bryan Hoch points out that the Yankees have not gone through proceedings with a player since 2008..."

Now when it comes to situation like this, you need to assume that the hefty re-signing of Aroldis Chapman has ticked off Betances, and so, if there's still money out there, he wants some too.

We will follow this for you. It's interesting.  As far as I'm concerned, Betances should just get this deal done, stop being greedy. While he did the job last year, it was crystal clear he was far from being a pristine closer down the stretch.  The Yankees can point to that I suppose...

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