We will continually update this post as the San Diego Padres come to terms with their arbitration-eligible players or announce file-and-trial guys.
The San Diego Padres and every MLB team will need to submit a contract to their arbitration-eligible players by the end of today (Friday, January 10).
And if they can’t come to an agreement, then the teams will be headed towards a case with an arbitor to decide how much the player should make.
As is the case with young teams, San Diego has several players who are arbitration-eligible and will need to come to terms on a contract either today or in the coming month in front of an arbitor.
That list of players includes:
Kirby Yates — $7.0625M/$6.5*
Tommy Pham — $7.9M/$8.6*
Zach Davies — $5*
Austin Hedges — $3M/$2.9*
Manuel Margot — $2.475M/$2.1*
Dinelson Lamet — $1.3M/$1.7*
Matt Strahm — $1.4M/$1.5*
Luis Perdomo — $950,000/$1*
* — denotes the players projected number from MLBTR.
Jurickson Profar would have been on this list but the Padres already agreed to a $5.7 million contract for the 2020 season, his last as an arbitration-eligible player before becoming a free agent.
MLB Trade Rumors put out their projections for arbitration-eligible players earlier this offseason and they are usually pretty close to the actual figure.
We will update the actual figures in the list above as they are announced throughout today (Friday, Jan. 10).
Another thing to keep an eye on today is possible extensions, especially with Yates. A lot of times teams will use today as a chance to buy-out a players remaining arbitration years or even extend them through their free agent years.
We know the Padres have been looking at the possibility of extending Yates, although those talks haven’t really seemed to progress.
If Yates and the Padres don’t come to terms today, then to me that will signify they are working on a possible extension, which they can continue to work out even after today’s deadline.
Something else to watch out for today is possible trades. A lot of times we’ll see a couple of low-level moves made as teams want to acquire arbitration-eligible players and work out their own deal with them.
Or, teams are more willing to trade for a player once they know for sure how much they’ll be making.
Make sure you continue to check this post throughout the day as we update players who come to terms.