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07-28-2006, 12:37 PM
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Originally Posted by BLNY View Post
Without knowing what Chicago offered in the case, it's hard to really comment. With the new system, the abritrator has to pick the player side or team side. There's no in between. If Chicago low-balled, which is entirely in their character, then the arbitrator is going to side with the player.
Judging from the Gomez arbitration results and what people claimed both sides asked for, (NJ - 4M$ / Gomez 7M$) and he got 5M$, it's not one or the other.

I've checked quickly in the actual CBA document found on and didn't see anything saying the arbitrator has to choose one of the two offers although I might have missed something.

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