Cornbread Maxwell wrote:TheYanks04 wrote:How would Gathright be arbitration elig? He does not even have 1 year of MLB duty and is only 23?
Now Im frusterated because I cant find the article. Dont tell me Im the only one that saw it.
Well, apparantly there's lots of mixed news about this - another we'll see.
It might have to do with keeping his combined service for 04/05 under 1 year and thus gaining an extra season before he becomes arbitration elig. The rule for arbitration is:
A player with three or more years of service, but less than six years, may file for salary arbitration. In addition, a player can be classified as a "Super Two" and be eligible for arbitration with less than three years of service. A player with at least two but less than three years of Major League service shall be eligible for salary arbitration if he has accumulated at least 86 days of service during the immediately preceding season and he ranks in the top 17 percent in total service in the class of Players who have at least two but less than three years of Major League service, however accumulated, but with at least 86 days of service accumulated during the immediately preceding season.
Gathright had 52 ABs in 04 so I am guessing he is not qualifying under the Super Two rule and if they hold him out 1 month he would have less than 1 year of service going into 06.