Good news, baseball players:
I'm hearing Ryan Theriot, who is still unsigned, is thinking of becoming an agent. #sfgiants.
As your agent, Ryan Theriot will dedicate himself to treating every arbitration case like his own
The Chicago Cubs beat Ryan Theriot in salary arbitration, and the shortstop will be paid $2.6 million this season instead of his request for a raise from $500,000 to $3.4 million.
The 30-year-old Theriot batted .284 last season with seven homers, 54 RBIs and 21 steals in 30 tries (83 OPS+).
It was the Cubs' first hearing since first baseman Mark Grace lost in 1993.
(Theriot) called the arbitration informative and interesting.
"It's a different look at everything, kind of how the numbers go. Long, boring. But it's over now. I'm glad it's over," Theriot said.
And that's not all. Real GMs rave about working with him:
"We've always paid players what is fair. ... I thought we'd already reached the point of the highest level of fairness. I'm not mad at Ryan for wanting to go. He has every right," Hendry said.
"I've known him for a long time, known him for 10 years. He's being compensated with what I thought was a fair number to begin with. It's not like there's any big loss here. He'll be fine. We're not worried about that."
So, MLB stars of tomorrow, looking for someone who understands "kind of how the numbers go"? Ryan Theriot is your man.