Marc Topkin is reporting that the Rays have defeated BJ Upton in arbitration. Upton will make $3.0 million in 2010. He was seeking $3.3 million. Andrew Friedman and Co. improve to 4-0 in arbitration hearings.



  1. Don says:

    Friedman saves beer money...Upton gets $3mil for what past performance?....This year will can you pay $3mil for
    CF that can't hit....Now or never Upton!

  2. ben says:

    How are Friedman and Co. so effective when players go to arbitration?

  3. redrum says:

    Good. Maybe now Upton will show up this year and earn next year's paycheck, because he didn't earn this year's 3 mil. Sorry, but offensive ineptitude > defensive range, and I don't care how many wins the Moneyballers say he's worth. This is the year for him, and hopefully he's healthy and interested and we can see all 5 tools on display.

    • Ben says:

      This is most likely the year for the team.

      if they don't win this year we will probably lose at least Crawford and Pena (or maybe only one). There goes 35% of our production and great defensive ability.

      Shields only gets a year older, I feel like this is the year he gets to 18+ wins.


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