Hart Wins, Upton Loses in Arbitration

MLB betting had Milwaukee outfielder Corey Hart beating the Brewers in arbitration while B.J. Upton lost his case to Tampa Bay.

It was unusual in baseball betting to see the Brewers have an arbitration hearing since they haven’t had one in 12 years.

MLB betting had Hart getting $4.8 million from the Brewers instead of the $4.15 million Milwaukee offered. It was the first case to go to a hearing this year.  MLB betting indicated that there could be as many as ten more cases this week. Hart hit .260 with 12 homers and 48 RBI last MLB betting year. The Brewers had not had an arbitration case since 1998 when Jose Mercedes beat Milwaukee in his case.

The players lost an arbitration case on Saturday as Tampa Bay outfielder B.J. Upton lost his case.  He wanted $3.3 million for this upcoming MLB betting season while the team offered $3 million.  MLB betting stats had Upton hitting .251 with 11 homers, 55 RBI and 42 steals last season.  That was down from his previous year when he hit.273 with nine homers, 67 RBI and 44 stolen bases.

Last baseball betting season there were only three cases that went to arbitration hearings and the players won two of the three.  That was the first time since 1996 that the players won more cases than they lost in arbitration.  Last year tied the record for the fewest amount of arbitration cases that went to a hearing.  Since arbitration began in 1974, the owners have the 280-208 edge.

MLB betting has more cases schedule for this coming week.  Keep in mind though that the team and the player can come to an agreement at any time before the hearing, even minutes before.  Baseball betting indicates that scheduled for this week are the Angels with shortstop Erick Aybar and catcher Jeff Mathis, the Nationals with pitchers Brian Bruney and Sean Burnett, Arizona with pitcher Edwin Jackson, Houston with pitcher Wandy Rodriguez, Florida with outfielder Cody Ross and the Cubs with shortstop Ryan Theriot. The biggest of those cases looks to be the one between the Astros and Rodriguez since the numbers last year for Rodriguez were excellent.

The biggest arbitration case would have been the Giants vs. pitcher Tim Lincecum but baseball betting info had the two sides agreeing on Friday to a $23 million dollar deal to avoid the hearing.