Dodgers don't offer arbitration to any of their free agents
The Dodgers are not offering any of their 15 free agents arbitration, a team spokesman said today.
Had the Dodgers offered a player arbitration and had their offer been accepted, the player in question would have been under contract with the Dodgers for the 2010 season. The player's salary would have been negotiated or determined in the arbitration process.
The Dodgers were expected to offer arbitration to Wolf because of their need for starting pitching, his relatively modest earnings this year (he made $5 million in base salary and another $3 million in incentives) and his status as a Type A free agent. Had the Dodgers offered Wolf arbitration, only to have him reject their offer and sign with another team, the Dodgers would have received the signing team's first-round draft pick.
Hudson is also a Type A free agent.
Belliard and pitchers Jon Garland, Guillermo Mota, Will Ohman and Vicente Padilla were Type B free agents.
Had any of them rejected an arbitration offer and signed elsewhere, the Dodgers would have received a sandwich pick between the first and second rounds of the draft.
-- Dylan Hernandez