December 2008

Midnight tonight is the deadline for offering arbitration to arbitration-eligible players, Jamie Moyer, Pat Burrell, Tom Gordon and Rudy Seanez in our case.

What are the logistics?

Is it a phone call, text message, e-mail, fax, carrier pigeon or pony express?

Over the course of time, perhaps all methods have been used.  Well, maybe not carrier pigeon or pony express.  Heck, arbitration didn’t exist in those days. 

The modern day method is e-mail.  Clubs have until 11:59 p.m. to e-mail the Labor Relations Department at Major League Baseball.  That department then notifies the Major League Baseball Players Association.