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Blue Jays’ Vladimir Guerrero Jr. Awarded MLB File $19.9M Wage in Arbitration

Timothy Rapp @@TRappaRT Featured Columnist IV February 8, 2024 David Berding/Getty Images Toronto Blue Jays star Vladimir Guerrero Jr. will make $19.9 million in the 2024 season after winning his arbitration case on Wednesday, according to the Associated Press. The Blue Jays had made an $18.05 million arbitration offer, but the three-person panel of Scott

Blue Jays’ Vladimir Guerrero Jr. Awarded MLB File $19.9M Wage in Arbitration

Timothy Rapp@@TRappaRTX.com LogoFeatured Columnist IVFebruary 8, 2024

MINNEAPOLIS, MINNESOTA - OCTOBER 04: Vladimir Guerrero Jr. #27 of the Toronto Blue Jays takes the field against the Minnesota Twins during the first inning in Game Two of the Wild Card Series at Target Field on October 04, 2023 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. (Photo by David Berding/Getty Images)

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Toronto Blue Jays star Vladimir Guerrero Jr. will make $19.9 million within the 2024 season after successful his arbitration case on Wednesday, based on the Associated Press.

The Blue Jays had made an $18.05 million arbitration supply, however the three-person panel of Scott Buchheit, Walt De Treux and Jeanne Charles sided with Guerrero’s request. It is the very best wage arbitration ever awarded in MLB historical past.

Guerrero, 24, has shortly emerged as one in all baseball’s most feared sluggers, hitting .264 with 26 homers, 94 RBI, 76 runs and a .788 OPS in 2023. By his personal lofty requirements it was one thing of a down 12 months—he had 48 homers and an unimaginable 1.002 OPS in 2021 and 32 homers and a .818 OPS in 2022.

He is now a three-time All-Star and was the AL MVP runner-up within the 2021 season. He additionally received a Gold Glove in 2022 for his defensive work at first base, is the defending House Run Derby champion and can function the quilt athlete for MLB The Present 24.

So sure, Guerrero has shortly emerged as a bonafide star in his five-year profession, and was a worthy candidate to set a brand new arbitration report.

That course of has been good to the younger slugger, who agreed to a $7.9 million determine in 2022 and a $14.5 million deal forward of final season. He’s eligible for arbitration yet another time earlier than turning into an unrestricted free agent forward of the 2026 season.

It might make sense for the Blue Jays to supply him an extension within the subsequent 12 months or so, although Guerrero might hunt down the potential bidding battle he might create in free company as a premier slugger in his prime. He definitely shall be out there for a serious deal, particularly if he returns to the extent he confirmed in 2021.

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He is already told reporters he is made some changes to his swing, so a monster season may very well be incoming.

“I improved my mechanics to have as little motion as doable,” Guerrero mentioned. “To the bare eye, you won’t even discover. I can inform the distinction as a result of I can really feel it.”

The Blue Jays shall be hoping opposing pitchers really feel it too.

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