The Arbitration Numbers Have Been Exchanged
A report in the Chicago Tribune from AP and a report from Cubs.com have confirmed the salary increases that Juan Pierre, Mark Prior, Carlos Zambrano, Jerry Hariston, Jr. and Will Ohman have requested. Under Jim Hendry and Andy MacPhail, the Cubs have never gone to arbitration with a player. Hearings begin on February 1st.
Here are the numbers…. Mark Prior who opted for salary arbitration is seeking $4 million and the Cubs have offered $3.3 million.
Carlos Zambrano made $3.76 million in 2005 is seeking $7.2 million in 2006. The Cubs offered $6 million.
Juan Pierre made $3.6 million with the Marlins in 2005. He is seeking $6.5 million and the Cubs offered $5 million for 2006.
Jerry Hariston, Jr. made $1.8 million in 2005 and is seeking $2.6 million in 2006. The Cubs offered $1.95 million.
Will Ohman made $320,000 in 2005 and is seeking $775,000 in 2006. The Cubs offered $500,000.
How many of you out there wish you could go in your boss’ office in the morning and ask for that kind of raise?