With the deadline for teams to file for arbitration now behind us, the Tampa Bay Rays managed to settle on a certain salary for one of their star pitchers.
According to Robert Murray of FanSided, Tampa Bay and their ace Tyler Glasnow have agreed to settle on $5.1 million for the 2022 season.
Again, the deadline to exchange figures and file for arbitration has officially passed.
Glasnow and the Rays have settled on a certain amount for this season.
And as Glasnow recovers from his Tommy John elbow surgery, there’s a chance he may not pitch for some time this year, if at all.
Source: Tyler Glasnow, Rays settle at $5.1 million, avoiding arbitration.
— Robert Murray (@ByRobertMurray) March 22, 2022
The Problem With Arbitration
Regardless of his injury status, Glasnow is one of the more talented right-handed starters in the Major Leagues today and is one of many young stars that Tampa Bay has helped grow into such.
$5.1 million just isn’t enough for somebody as good as Glasnow.
This was one of the major sticking points in the lockout.
The players wanted a little more money in arbitration.
Even with the players gaining a ton of leverage back when the new CBA was agreed upon, arbitration was not one of the issues that was fixed.
The Players Association ultimately had to drop that request during negotiations, when things were at a standstill.
Glasnow deserves more money with the way he has pitched over the last few seasons.
He has helped transform the Rays into a powerhouse and he deserves a little more credit for his role in revitalizing the Rays and turning them into a contender.
$5.1 million is a joke.
Even though the right-hander’s chances of pitching in 2022 are slim, a pitcher of his caliber deserves a bigger raise.