Found February 16, 2012 on WHYGAVS?:
Via the Pirates Twitter and Rob Biertempfel, the Bucs won their arbitration case against Garrett Jones today (they were at $2.25 million, Jones was at $2.5 million) while settling with Casey McGehee at $2.5375 million, which means they have everyone under contract in advance of pitcher's and catcher's reporting. There was some rumbling online yesterday about the Pirates' willingness to go to arbitration with Jones over $250K, but I'm not sure how warranted that is. Because Jones is a super-two, whatever his salary is set at in 2012 could have reprecussions pretty far down the road. Because Jones' skillset lends himself to eventually being a non-tender, I think a case can certainly be made that the Pirates are right to try and get as much control over his salary as they can. That is, how much do super-twos that made $2.25 million in their second year make in their third year vs. super-twos that made $2.5 million? Is there a distinct trend that would lend the Pirat...

Why Did Garrett Jones Go to Arbitration?

The Pittsburgh Pirates and Garrett Jones went to an arbitration hearing today, which was a bit of a surprise considering the two sides were just $250 K apart. Jones filed for a $2.5 M salary as a Super Two player, while the Pirates filed for $2.25 M. The close proximity of the salaries raises the question: why didn’t the two sides come to a deal in the middle? The situation really...

Pirates win arbitration case against Garrett Jones; agree with Casey McGehee

Garrett Jones and the Pirates went to arbitration yesterday to determine if he would make $2.25 million or $2.5 million this season. Today, arbitration was ruled in favor of the Pirates and Jones will make $2.25 million. It’s pretty amazing that they couldn’t settle with the two sides being so close, but hey, I guess it saves $250,000. After the Jones ruling, the Pirates avoided...

Garrett Jones loses arb case, Casey McGehee reaches deal

The Pirates became the final team to reach contracts with all their arbitration eligible players today. Garrett Jones had his hearing yesterday and the team reached a deal with Casey McGehee before his hearing, which was scheduled for today. Jones requested a salary of $2.5 million and the Bucs countered with a $2.25 million offer. Despite the small difference, the sides couldn...

Pirates and Casey McGehee Reach Pre-Arb Deal

The Pittsburgh Pirates and Casey McGehee have reached a pre-arbitration deal, per a team press release. The two sides had submitted figures and were set to have a hearing next week, although this deal prevents that hearing. McGehee had submitted a figure of $2.725 M, while the Pirates submitted for $2.35 M. Terms of the agreement between the two sides aren’t known. The mid-point was $2,537,500.

Pirates defeat RF Jones in arbitration, agree to deal with 3B McGehee

The Pittsburgh Pirates defeated right fielder Garrett Jones in arbitration and reached a deal with third baseman Casey McGehee on Thursday. The Pirates will have to pay Jones $2.25 million as opposed to the $2.5 million that he was seeking. McGehee agreed to a one-year deal worth $2.5375 million - which was the midpoint of what he was seeking. Jones, who was making $455,500 last...

Jones arbitration ruling expected Thursday

Photo by Mark Olson PITTSBURGH — First baseman Garrett Jones’ arbitration ruling is expected tomorrow, according to the Associated Press. Jones, 30, asked for $2.5 million in his first year of arbitration, the Pirates countered with $2.25 million. Jones made $455,500 during the 2011 season. The Pirates and Jones both stated their cases today in a salary arbitration hearing. The...

Pirates Beat Jones Into Oblivion, Settle With McGehee

The Pittsburgh Pirates have won their arbitration case against 1B Garrett Jones, saving the team a whopping $225,000 bucks.  Somehow the two sides were not able to bridge that insurmountable gap and the Pirates were able to convince an arbitrator that Jones sucks slightly less than he thinks he does. I’m not sure why the [...]

Bucs win Jones case, make deal with McGehee

An arbitration panel has ruled in favor of the Pirates in their hearing with Garrett Jones, announcing on Thursday morning its decision that the outfielder/first baseman be paid $2.25 million for the 2012 season.

Panel rules for Pirates in Jones salary arbitration

A salary arbitration panel today ruled in favor of the Pirates' $2.25 million offer to Garrett Jones, the team said

Jones, Pirates argue arbitration case (AP)

Outfielder Garrett Jones has asked a three-person arbitration panel for a $2.5 million salary this year, and the Pittsburgh Pirates argue he should be paid $2.25 million. Arbitrators Margaret Brogan, Dan Brent and Matt Goldberg are expected to made a decision Thursday, a day after they heard arguments during a hearing.

Pirates, Jones, make arbitration cases

Garrett Jones and the Pirates argued their cases in a salary arbitration hearing today, according to the Associated Press.

Pirates' Jones loses arbitration, will get $2.25M

Outfielder Garrett Jones has lost to the Pittsburgh Pirates in salary arbitration.

Pirates get victory in arbitration case against first baseman Jones

An MLB arbitration panel sided with the Pirates in their case against first baseman Garrett Jones, as a three-person panel chose the Pirates' figure instead of Jones' request.

Pirates beat Jones in arbitration; avoid hearing with McGehee

The Pittsburgh Pirates won their salary arbitration case with first baseman Garrett Jones and avoided a hearing with newly-acquired third baseman Casey McGehee.

Pirates OF Jones loses arbitration, gets $2.25M

Outfielder Garrett Jones has lost to the Pittsburgh Pirates in salary arbitration.
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