This is more in the FYI category.
The Marlins will take two players to arbitration hearings next week in Phoenix: right-hander Kevin Gregg on Monday and All-Star third baseman Miguel Cabrera on Friday.
Gregg, who made $365,000 last year, asked for $700,000; the team offered $575,000.
Cabrera, who made $472,000 in 2006, asked for $7.4 million; the team offered $6.7 million.
I have no idea how Gregg will do in arbitration but I fully expect Cabrera to get the extra $700,000. It wouldn't be much of a surprise if the organization loses on both accounts, especially given the prices already paid to similar players. Anyway, they can afford it - they may not like it - but they can afford it.