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http://florida.marlins.mlb.com/news/articl...sp&c_id=fla

 

the difference pays for almost half 1/2 of a rookie's salary!

 

 

MIAMI -- Before three arbitrators on Monday in Arizona, Marlins reliever Kevin Gregg made his pitch for a $125,000 bump in salary.

The panel rejected that argument on Tuesday morning.

 

Based on the arbitration ruling, Gregg will earn $575,000 this season instead of the $700,000 he was seeking.

 

Gregg will now report to Spring Training with the rest of the pitchers and catchers on Saturday at Roger Dean Stadium in Jupiter, Fla.

 

Acquired from the Angels for reliever Chris Resop, Gregg promises to play a pivotal role in the Marlins' bullpen. The 28-year-old is versatile enough to pitch in long relief and set up, and he will get a chance to win the vacant closer role.

 

Gregg broke in with the Angels in 2003, and he has three years and two days of Major League service time.

 

In 2006, he was 3-4 with a 4.14 ERA in 32 games. He made three starts and logged 78 1/3 innings, striking out 71 while walking 21.

 

The Marlins are hoping a closer emerges from within to replace Joe Borowski, who had 36 saves for Florida in 2006. Borowski signed as a free agent with the Indians this past offseason.

 

Now that Gregg's salary is set, the lone Marlin still in the arbitration process is three-time All-Star Miguel Cabrera.

 

Cabrera, with three years and 101 days of MLB service time, is in his first year of arbitration. The slugger's hearing is set for Friday.

 

Cabrera is seeking $7.4 million, while the Marlins are countering with $6.7 million. A year ago, Cabrera earned $472,000.

 

At 23, Cabrera already is one of the elite hitters in the game. He's a two-time Silver Slugger Award winner.

 

He set a club single-season record in 2006 with his .339 batting average, which was second in the National League to Pittsburgh's Freddy Sanchez.

 

Cabrera added 26 home runs and 114 RBIs and set a team mark with 50 doubles. He also scored 112 runs while collecting 195 hits.

 

Based on his service time, Cabrera is eligible to become a free agent after the 2009 season.

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I've been trying to follow these and I could be wrong but hasn't every (or just about every) player request been rejected?

 

My guess is the arbiters are ignoring the craziness of this last off-season.

 

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Another guess. If enough of a pattern is apparent by Friday and you see a story indicating the Fish and Miggy have settled in the middle at $7 million it will be because SFX caved.

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I dont even know who Kevin Gregg is. How he got 575,000 is beyond me.

 

I think hes a pretty solid RP... Comes from a pretty strong Angels pen... Hopefully he pans out for us

 

I hope so. BTW how many jobs are there out there where you can get a 460% increase in pay!?!

 

Yea thats insane... Got to love the MLB

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I've been trying to follow these and I could be wrong but hasn't every (or just about every) player request been rejected?

 

My guess is the arbiters are ignoring the craziness of this last off-season.

 

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Another guess. If enough of a pattern is apparent by Friday and you see a story indicating the Fish and Miggy have settled in the middle at $7 million it will be because SFX caved.

 

I think there have only been 2 so far, but the players lost both of those, in all cases, the two were very far apart.

 

As for the last part :rolleyes:

 

the difference pays for almost half 1/2 of a rookie's salary!

 

exiting isnt it?

 

That's big money for this group.

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