The Yankees couldn’t reach agreements with Russell Martin, Brett Gardner, and Boone Logan so the two sides exchanged numbers before they head to arbitration where a third party will decide on how much they will earn next year.
Martin filed for $8.2 million and the Yankees countered with a $7 million offer, Gardner filed for $3.2 million and he was countered with $2.4 million, Logan filed at $2.1 million and was countered at $1.7 million.
The two sides can still negotiate a deal right up until the arbitration hearings. The Yankees usually try desperately to avoid such hears as they often drive a stake in the team-player relationships. It did so with Derek Jeter over a decade ago and it might have been the reason the Yankees couldn’t re-sign Chien-Ming Wang after he was non-tendered.