- Nov 20, 2008
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He's earning $2.1mil this year. Even if he wins a batting title, he is largely a singles hitter that has one of the lowest "hard hit ball rates" in the MLB. He is valuable to the team, and I like him as a player, but he doesn't have a defined position and isn't overly fast for being a singles hitter. He still has three more years of arbitration eligibility, so if they were to sign him to a long term deal, they would get good value by doing it this early in the process. They bought Polanco out of some of his arbitration and got him for 5/$25. Granted, the team got a really good deal on him. If they wanted to lock up Arraez, my guess is 6/$48. My guess at arbitration for next year is $5-6mil. Aaron Judge is going to win the MVP, and his arbitration salary for this year is $19mil. There's no way buying out Arraez's arbitration is going to get him anywhere near the $17/year as you guessed.I agree the twins set themselves up well for 2023, which was not the case before the trading deadline. It will be interesting to see what value Arreaz gets next year in arbitration or if they sign him to a long term deal. He’s not a great defender, but may win a batting title. Does that mean he’l gets $120million over 7 years or is it more? That could be the difference between having money for Correa or not.