Earlier today, the Rays reached agreements on one-year deals with three of their four remaining arbitration-eligible players. The fourth, Jeff Niemann, will have his 2012 salary determined by an arbitrator.

Jon Heyman of CBS Sports is reporting that Niemann is asking for $3.2 million. The Rays are offering $2.75 million, a difference of just $450,000. And while not many teams would risk going to arbitration over $450,000, the Rays are one.

Niemann was projected to make $3.1 million through arbitration. However, the Rays are 4-0 when cases go to arbitration.




  1. Pay the man!!

  2. Sarah says:

    Does Price's agreement in any way affect Niemann's value?

  3. ttnorm says:

    Does anyone know what happens to these arb $s if Niemann is traded before the hearing?

  4. Joe says:

    Rays will win this again and even if we lose, that's not much of a difference as you said. Now that we know all the numbers, think we can afford a decent 1B?


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