Friday, January 18, 2008

Yankees Arbitration Numbers

Pete Abe has the figures:

Brian Bruney submitted $845,000, the Yankees submittted $640,000.

Robinson Cano submitted $4.55 million, the Yankees submitted $3.2 million.

Chien-Ming Wang submitted $4.6 million, the Yankees submitted $4 million.

The Yankees' offer to Cano seems a little a low, but that's the only one that seems like it could go to a hearing, which I guess is a good thing. The fact that Wang and Cano will make less than $5 million next year is amazing to me. If they were free agents, they would both get over $10 mil easily. Hopefully Hank the Tank realizes that and realizes the advantages of young players.