It's not a huge deal, but it is worth pointing out that the deadline for eligible players to file for salary arbitration was yesterday. Teams and players have until Friday to exchange salary proposals with each other, and the Yankees are down to 4 eligible players after their run of offseason trades: Ivan Nova, Michael Pineda, Nathan Eovaldi, and David Carpenter. There were no reports yesterday of any of those 4 not filing for arbitration, so it's safe to assume that all of them did. The Yankees started the offseason with 7 eligible players. They've already re-signed Esmil Rogers and there's no reason to expect that they won't come to terms with these 4 guys. They're saving themselves a few bucks on payroll by shrinking their number of eligible guys, and they're also saving themselves a few bucks by trading away guys who were in their 2nd or 3rd year of eligibility for guys who are entering their 1st. Both Eovaldi and Carpenter are first-timers this offseason, which will keep them at very team-friendly prices, along with Pineda. Nova is in his 2nd year, but shouldn't command much of a raise (if any) after missing almost all of the 2014 season.
I can't remember the last time the Yanks actually went to a hearing with a player, so be on the lookout for announcements of new deals for these players in the near future.
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