Salary arbitration; the mere mention of it will make baseball players, agents, and general managers wince in pained looks. While it has become a necessary part of the baseball landscape there are very few who enjoy the process or ever want to go through it.

I am sure it has its proponents and it does allow young blooming superstars to be paid for their accomplishments rather than allowing teams to take advantage of players who do not yet have the leverage of free agency.

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