We now have dates for when the 3 Braves players who were taken to arbitration will have their hearings. The Braves, as a file-and-trial team, will not negotiate with these players in an attempt to reach an agreement these dates, so we now have a countdown to look forward to. The most intriguing case, the possibly historic Kimbrel arbitration case is saved for last.
#Braves arbitration hearings schedule: Freeman Feb. 11; Heyward Feb. 13; Kimbrel Feb. 17.
— David O'Brien (@ajcbraves) February 4, 2014
In case you had forgotten, here are the financial figures that were exchanged by the Braves and the various players’ agents, of which the arbitrator will pick a final figure; there will be no compromise.
Freeman filed at $5.75M, Braves $4.50M
Heyward filed at $5.50M, Braves $5.20M
Kimbrel filed at $9M, Braves $6.55M