According to multiple reports on Saturday morning, the Cubs won their arbitration case against Ryan Theriot. Theriot was seeking $3.4 million in his first year of arbitration eligibility … he was awarded the $2.6 million the Cubs submitted. Ryan Theriot was the first player to go to arbitration under Jim Hendry’s watch. Hendry and the Cubs had avoided the process since 1993.
Theriot was the last arbitration hearing in baseball. As pointed out by the report on Cubs.com, teams were 5-for-8 in arbitration hearings this off-season.