11/5/2012 2:46 PM
If I don't arb a guy in his final arb year, do I receive any comp picks when he goes FA? 

11/5/2012 2:52 PM
no
11/5/2012 4:19 PM
Even if they're Type A or Type B?
11/5/2012 4:24 PM
If you release an arb-eligible player (which I assume is what he's saying when he says he's not arbing him, the only other option would be to sign him long-term), they don't get a Type A or Type B designation.   Nor should they, as they were completely under your control and you chose not to give them a contract.
11/5/2012 5:40 PM
how do the rules apply if a player has never been arb'ed?  I dont know how to tell but it seems like the owner before me just signed the player long term every chance he had. 
11/6/2012 10:25 AM (edited)
There are rare instances where a player becomes a UFA with 0 ML experience, if an owner signs this guy to say a 4 year deal. I believe once that 4 years is up he will then have 6-4 years left of arbitration which in this case would be 2 years.

I am only fairly certain on this, someone else may want to verify this information.
11/6/2012 10:22 AM
Posted by wolves16 on 11/5/2012 5:40:00 PM (view original):
how do the rules apply if a player has never been arb'ed?  I dont know how to tell but it seems like the owner before me just signed the player long term every chance he had. 
If a guy has 6 or more years of ML service and isn't otherwise signed to a contract, he's a FA, regardless of whether he's ever been through arbitration or not.  Players don't have a certain number of arb years that you get to use when you please - they are eligible for arbitration if they have 3, 4, or 5 years of service time and aren't otherwise signed.
11/6/2012 12:40 PM
Al is right.

Has nothing to do with contracts and everything to do with service time.

However, a guy who has received a ML contract after becoming a 6-year minor league FA but hasn't accumulated 3 years' ML service time will re-sign at $500k until he hits arbitration.

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