Jake Arrieta, Aroldis Chapman, Josh Donaldson among the stars with arbitration gaps

Jake Arrieta is seeking a big raise after winning the NL Cy Young Award.

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The deadline for teams to settle on 2016 contracts with their players came and went Friday.

Nearly 100 of those players agreed to new deals with their teams, but there were plenty who didn’t. Among them: Cubs ace Jake Arrieta, who has the most sizeable gap to bridge; new Yankees closer Aroldis Chapman, whose salary could be affected if he is suspended by the league for an alleged domestic violence incident this offseason; and Blue Jays third baseman Josh Donaldson, the reigning AL MVP.

Players and teams are free settle on new contracts at any time, but those who don’t will have arbitration hearings in February. Among those who could be headed that direction:

Arbitration Trackers

  PLAYER REQUEST  TEAM OFFER
SP Jake Arrieta, Cubs $13 million $7.5 million
RP Aroldis Chapman, Yankees $13 million $9 million
3B Josh Donaldson, Blue Jays $11.8 million $11.35 million
2B Neil Walker, Mets $11.8 million $9.4 million
OF J.D. Martinez, Tigers $8 million $6 million
3B Trevor Plouffe, Twins $7.95 million $7 million
RP Zach Britton, Orioles $7.9 million $5.6 million
1B Brandon Belt, Giants $7.5 million $5.3 million
1B Lucas Duda, Mets $7.4 million $5.9 million
SP Garrett Richards, Angels $7.1 million $5.3 million
3B Mike Moustakas, Royals $7 million $4.2 million
SP Nathan Eovaldi, Yankees $6.3 million $4.9 million
1B Mitch Moreland, Rangers $6 million $4.7 million
RP Kevin Jepsen, Twins $5.4 million $5.05 million
C Jason Castro, Astros $5.25 million $5 million
RP Jeurys Familia, Mets $4.8 million $3.3 million
SP Ivan Nova, Yankees $4.6 million $3.8 million
RP Brian Matusz, Orioles $4.4 million $3.5 million
RP Junichi Tazawa, Red Sox $4.15 million $2.7 million
SP Jesse Chavez, Blue Jays $4 million $3.6 million
OF A.J. Pollock, D-backs $3.9 million $3.65 million
OF Kole Calhoun  $3.9 million $2.35 million
OF Charlie Blackmon, Rockies $3.9 million $2.7 million
RP Shawn Tolleson, Rangers $3.9 million $2.6 million
DH Evan Gattis, Astros $3.85 million $3 million
SP Drew Smyly, Rays $3.75 million $3.2 million
2B DJ LeMahieu, Rockies $3.3 million $2.8 million
RP Jenrry Mejia, Mets $2.595 million $2.345 million
SS Didi Gregorius, Yankees $2.525 million $2.3 million
RP Jake Diekman, Rangers  $1.55 million $975,000
RP J.J. Hoover, Reds $1.4 million $1.225 million
RP George Kontos, Giants $1.35 million $850,000
RP Robbie Ross, Red Sox $1.325 million $1.075 million
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
$11.8 million

Arbitration figures courtesy of The Associated Press, except Mike Moustakas (Yahoo Sports)

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