Arbitration filings between Ilya Mikheyev, Toronto Maple Leafs off by $1.6-million

The first arbitration filings between Ilya Mikheyev and the Toronto Maple Leafs have been filed showing a $1.6-million discrepancy between what the player and club want.

According to Sportsnet’s Elliotte Friedman, the Leafs offered two-years at $1-million while Mikheyev asked for one-year at $2.7-million.

Arbitration filings on Mikheyev (TOR): Team is 2 years at $1M. Player is one year at $2.7M. Remember: team goes in low, player goes in high
— Elliotte Friedman (@FriedgeHNIC) October 19, 2020

This year was his first in the NHL where he played in 39 regular season games scoring eight goals and 23 points. In the playoffs, he appeared in five games scoring no points.
The 26-year-old joined the Leafs after playing the last four season with Avangard Omsk in the KHL.
As TLN writer Mark Norman wrote last week, the Leafs have a strong case against Mikheyev in arbitration largely due to the limited number of games played. His 39 games played are the least by any of the 14 players to have their cases heard by an arbitrator since 2014.
His rookie campaign was shortened after sustaining a laceration to his wrist.
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Author: Zach Laing / The Leafs Nation

Ilya Mikheyev’s arbitration hearing scheduled for October 21

The NHLPA announced on Tuesday the dates for the arbitration hearings for 22 RFAs, one of which includes Ilya Mikheyev.

The 2020 salary arbitration hearings will be held from Oct. 20 to Nov. 8, 2020. The calendar of hearings is available here:
— NHLPA (@NHLPA) October 13, 2020

According to the official press release, Mikheyev and the Leafs will have their arbitration hearing on October 21 and he will be the only player to have a meeting that day.
While it is possible that the two parties could wait until next week to continue, the scenario of a contract being agreed to before the meeting is still in the cards. It’s also entirely possible that a signing could be announced before a ruling has been set for Mikheyev’s next contract.
In the meantime, we will have to wait and see how the next few days play out as the two parties continue to negotiate an extension. For what it’s worth, the Leafs do have a big advantage in the talks due to Mikheyev having a small sample size since he missed significant time due to an injury he suffered back on December 27th.
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Author: Michael Mazzei / The Leafs Nation

Brandon Drury avoids arbitration with a one-year deal

With the arbitration deadline right around the corner, the Blue Jays have come to terms with one of their three unsigned players, inking Brandon Drury to a one-year deal worth $2.05 million.

Brandon Drury gets 2.05M, avoiding arb. #jays
— Jon Heyman (@JonHeyman) January 9, 2020

Friday at 1:00 pm ET is the deadline for teams and players to submit suggested salary figures for 2020 ahead of arbitration. Now that Drury has a deal in place, the Jays only have closer Ken Giles and starter Matt Shoemaker as unresolved cases.
Drury was projected to make $2.5 million in arbitration by MLB Trade Rumours, so the Jays will ultimately get him at a slightly cheaper price than expected. Giles is projected to make $8.4 million and Shoemaker $3.8 million.

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Author: Cam Lewis / Blue Jays Nation

Transactions! Blue Jays non-tender three, sign some minor-league deals, and Aaron Sanchez and Kevin Pillar get cut loose

The deadline to non-tender players ahead of arbitration was last night, and the Blue Jays made it through without doing anything controversial. Ken Giles, Matt Shoemaker, Brandon Drury, and Anthony Bass were tendered contracts for 2020, while Luke Maile, Derek Law, and Jason Adam were cut loose to free agency.

What does it all mean?
The three names that were non-tendered are gone, for now, clearing three more spots on the 40-man roster. They can still come back, most likely on minor-league deals. If the Jays wanted to just dump these players, they would have been designated for assignment prior to the Rule 5 draft to make room on the roster for prospects. Instead, they were kept this long, allowing them to not have to go through waivers and become free agents. That makes it fairly easy for the Jays to bring any of them back on a minor-league deal.
Giles, Shoemaker, and Drury will be eligible to head to arbitration in order to determine their salary for 2020. Bass, who was claimed off waivers a few weeks ago, quickly reached a deal worth $1.5 million ahead of arbitration. Ken Giles is projected to make $8.4 million, Shoemaker $3.8 million, and Drury $2.5 million, per MLB Trade …

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Author: Cam Lewis / Blue Jays Nation