On January 11, 2019 — Cy Young Award winner Jacob deGrom reaches a one-year deal with the Mets for $17 million. The $9.6 million raise is the largest ever for a player eligible for salary arbitration. In the same vein, the Red Sox come to an agreement with reigning MVP Mookie Betts, signing him for $20 million, the most ever given to a player in his second year of arbitration eligibility; in fact the amount beats that given to any player in his third year of eligibility. Meanwhile, 3B Nolan Arenado has filed a claim for a $30 million salary, with the Rockies countering by offering $24 million; whatever the arbitration panel decides, the amount will be a record-setting one, topping the $23 million obtained by Josh Donaldson from the Blue Jays last year.

 


Subscribe to This Day In Baseball

Get our latest Posts in your in box


This Day In Baseball on Patreon


Sources:

Baseball Reference January 11

SABR Games Project

National Pastime January 11

Hall of Fame

Retro Sheet

Replay The Game