Thread: Speculation: 2011 Off-Season Thread pt 2
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07-06-2011, 09:22 PM
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No .... arbitration is not an extension. The team gets a chance to ask for what they believe is a fair contract. Then the agent of the player presents his case for the value of the player. An arbitrator ultimately decides on the final cap hit/salary. In most cases, this is a one year contract. Players have the option of making it a 2 year deal, but I think they have to make that decision before the arbitration actually starts.

In most cases, a player will agree to a contract with the team before the process even begins. Regardless, they can only negotiate with their current team.

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