Outfielder Cody Ross won his arbitration case with the Florida Marlins and will earn $4.45 million this coming season. Florida, which was offering Ross $4.2 million, had not lost an arbitration hearing since 2002.
First off, that part about the Marlins never losing an arbitration hearing, is not true. They lost last year to Dan Uggla and a whole mess of times to Miguel Cabrera. But it doesn't change the fact that Cody won, in what was perhaps the most ridiculous case the Marlins front office ever allowed to go to a hearing. What an absolute waste of time. Congrats Cody.