Detroit Tigers 2024 arbitration projections.
The Detroit Tigers are well underway with their off-season. While they may not be able to make any moves for the time being, they have work to do as they prepare to go through the motions through free agency, arbitration, etc.
That being said, the Detroit Tigers are full steam ahead in the off-season, doing what they need to do to have the due diligence come contract negotiations. The next big thing on the Tigers' mind will likely be salary arbitration and trying to figure out what their players may be due this season as they go through this process.
Let's get into it and talk through the Tigers' arbitration situation. MLB Trade Rumors has released their salary projections using Matt Swartz's model, as they have been doing for years. It's respected and can be pretty darn accurate for the most part.
Looking at the Tigers situation, there are eight players players that are arbitration-eligible. However, this does not mean that will be the case. There are a couple of things that hinge on this. The Tigers may have non-tender players, which could change the landscape of their arbitration-eligible players.
On top of that, the Super Two cut-off has not been defined, which could affect players on this list who have not reached three years of service time. With that in mind, let's look at the eight players who are on the list.
MLB Trade Rumors Arbitration Projection
Looking at this list and the things covered above the table, it's easy to see how this could change. Especially with the pending roster decisions. Austin Meadows will likely be a non-tender after things failed to work out in Detroit with the Tigers organization.
On the flipside, Spencer Turnbull's saga in Detroit could be coming to an end, but nothing official has been announced, and the non-tender deadline is yet to come. The Tigers may make some decisions before the non-tender deadline, which will change the number of players the Tigers need to go through the arbitration process with.
While there's still time before all of this matters, it's a look at which players will require the Tigers to shell out some money. On top of that, even with all eight players, the projected number the Tigers will have to pay is $17.3 million in total, which is a real stomachable amount for the Tigers.
It's an even more manageable number to swallow when the highest number on that list is Austin Meadows, with a $4.3 million projection. If the Tigers do non-tender him, it would bring down that number even further. Detroit's got an easy arbitration situation this off-season.