According to a report from Bruce Levine, the Cubs and SS Ryan Theriot have cut negotiations on a contract for 2010. Ryan Theriot is up for his 1st time of arbitration. He made 500,000 in 2009 and submitted a offer for 3.4 million while the Cubs submitted a offer of 2.6 million. This will be the Cubs first arbitration since 1993 when they went with Mark Grace. His arbitration is set anywhere from February 8th to February 20th.
The league won't give the exact date of arm hearing because of: Major League Baseball and the players union usually refuse to give out dates to the media in advance of arbitration hearings. The reason is both sides want the independent arbitrator to not have any knowledge or be able to research the cases they will hear. Arbitrators are given cases randomly on the day the case is heard. Thanks to Bruce Levine.
The Cubs still have to work out a deal with the other arb eligible player that does not have a deal yet, closer Carlos Marmol.
I agree with the Cubs offer for Ryan Theriot and I think they will win the case.
I will keep you posted.