Pre-Arbitration (Auto-Renewal) Players

An unsigned player under club control who does not yet qualify for salary arbitration ultimately has to either accept the club's offer or just not play.

A club will negotiate with the player up to a point, but if the player has not signed a contract for the current season by March 1st, the club has the right to unilaterally dictate the player's salary and renew the player's contract from the previous season (albeit for an amount not less than the MLB minimum salary, and not less than 80% of the player's salary from the previous season and not less than 70% of the player's salary from two season's back). 

These players are the ones who have a "minor league split" salary in their contract, which the player is paid if he is sent to the minors. A player's "minor league split" salary must be at least equal to the 2019 MLB "minor league split" minimum salary and must be at least 50% of the player's salary from the previous season.
NOTE: If a free-agent signs a major league contract with a minor league "split" salary, the "50% rule" does not apply.

CUBS PRE-ARBITRATION (AUTO-RENEWAL) PLAYERS POST-2020: (last updated 9-27-2020)
Jason Adam, RHP 
Adbert Alzolay, RHP 
Miguel Amaya, C 
Nico Hoerner, INF  
Dillon Maples, RHP  
Brailyn Marquez, LHP 
Tyson Miller, RHP 
Alec Mills, RHP 
James Norwwod, RHP  
Manuel Rodriguez, RHP 
Justin Steele, LHP 
Duane Underwood Jr, RHP 
Ildemaro Vargas, INF 
Rowan Wick, RHP 
Brad Wieck, LHP 

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  • Arizona Phil 2 hours 37 min ago (view)

    Ian Happ arbitration figures are $4.1M (player) and $3.25M (club) with hearing date TBD. 

     

  • crunch 1 day 13 hours ago (view)

    * all figures stated are in a range of +/- 10m

    yeah, that was me not typing info correctly.  my bad.

     

  • Arizona Phil 1 day 16 hours ago (view)

    Bryant got $19.5M 

     

  • crunch 1 day 18 hours ago (view)

    bryant 9.5m, contreras 6.65m, baez 11.65m, z.davies 8.63m

    looks like happ is going to arbitration.

     

  • Arizona Phil 2 days 15 hours ago (view)

    RHP Edward Vasquez (2017 IFA - Dominican Republic) has retired.

    E. Vasquez was one of the top SP on DSL Cubs Red in 2019 and was expected to be a SP on one of the Cubs AZL teams in 2020 if the minor league season hadn't been canceled.

    He would have been first-time Rule 5 Draft eligible post-2021. 

     

  • K Dub 2 days 18 hours ago (view)

    Thanks Phil!

     

  • crunch 2 days 20 hours ago (view)

    danny hultzen retires and joins the cubs as a "pitching development assistant"

    shame the comeback story didn't last longer...but hey, at least he got to taste the bigs after his body failed him for so many years.

     

  • crunch 2 days 23 hours ago (view)

    theo joining the commish's front office operation as a "consultant reguarding on field matters"...basically weighing in on the possible impact of rules changes.

     

  • Arizona Phil 3 days 2 hours ago (view)

    https://www.thecubreporter.com/comment/266505#comm...

     

  • K Dub 3 days 2 hours ago (view)

    Yeah, to my calculation that suspension should be over by now unless he got caught again...

     

  • Wrigley Rat 3 days 5 hours ago (view)

    (Not Phil) - Last I saw, he was on the restricted list.

     

  • K Dub 3 days 7 hours ago (view)

    PHIL: Did the Cubs release Saul Vazquez?

     

  • Sonicwind75 1 week 35 min ago (view)

    The 2021 guaranteed amount is $7 + $3 million mutual option buyout. 10>8.  Most media reports summarizes it as a $10 million deal. 

     

  • CubbyBlue 1 week 1 hour ago (view)

    Thanks Eric. After I put it up I thought.. damn I'm old. I wonder if people even remember back that far. I still think about that day. Uggh. Sorry. 

     

  • Charlie 1 week 1 hour ago (view)

    I'm always confused by this. They also could have tendered him and then boosted his value by trading him with a million or two in cash considerations. Obviously, that's a million or two more expensive than simply non-tendering--but couldn't you at least get an interesting prospect in return from one of these teams? They obviosuly thought it was worth their return to toss in a few million in the Darvish trade.

     

  • tim815 1 week 2 hours ago (view)

    The 2021 amount is 7.

    The buyout is 3.

    8>7