Some Hard Feelings?
The Yankees and All-Star reliever Dellin Betances will have their arbitration hearing on Feb. 17. Dellin filed at $5 million while the team that drafted him in 2006 filed at $3 million.
Girardi said the Yankees may have to deal with “hard feelings” when it’s all set and done as the arbitration process is pretty much the organization saying the player isn’t worth what he filed for while the player must prove he is. Not fun.
The last arbitration hearing for the Yankees was back in 2008 when Taiwanese sinkerballer Chien-Ming Wang was presented with a raise from $489,500 to the team’s $4 million offer instead of the $4.6 million Wang requested.
Since coming into the league as a relief pitcher in 2014, Betances has registered the most strikeouts (392) among major league relievers while his 15.53 strikeout-to-walk ratio led the majors in 2016.