Brian Bruney asked for $1.55 million in arbitration. The Yankees offered $1.1 million. Seems like there is a deal to be made there before a hearing.
Melky Cabrera, meanwhile, asked for $1.7 million. The Yankees offered $1.2 million. Cabrera made $461,200 last season.
This would be the same Melky Cabrera who hit .249 last season with 21 extra-base hits in 414 at-bats. He also was demoted to Triple-A in August and had 13 at-bats in September.
I wonder if the Yankees burst out laughing when he asked for a $1.23 million raise.
UPDATE, 5:52 p.m.: This just in, Melky has now signed. Working on the figure.