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Kris Bryant gets record first-year arbitration deal

Kris Bryant gets record first-year arbitration deal

According to, Wilson agreed to a $4.25 million deal with the Cubs to avoid salary arbitration. The Cubs and Bryant on Friday agreed to a one-year contract worth $10.85 million, eclipsing the $10 million made by the Phillies' Ryan Howard, who made $10 million in 2008, his first year of eligibility for salary arbitration. He ranked third in WAR in 2016 and 16th last season. The biggest question heading into 2018 is whether Bryant will continue to bat primarily out of the two hole (411 at-bats last season). The previous season, he earned National League MVP honors when he hit.292 with 39 homers and 102 RBIs.

Bryant's seen as one of the centerpieces to bring more rings back to Chicago. The Cubs won the World Series that year for the first time since 1908.

Left-handed reliever Justin Wilson, who struggled with command after being acquired in a trade from Detroit in July, settled for $4.25 million.

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Pitcher Justin Grimm remains the only unsigned arbitration-eligible player.

The Cubs re-signed a plethora of players before Friday's deadline.

Theo Epstein's front office has never gone to arbitration with any player. However, both sides believe they can reach an agreement before having to go to trial in February.


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