Just a quick reminder that the first arbitration hearing in the Pedro Alvarez case will take place today. This topic has been discussed a great length, so I’m not going to say much more. I don’t expect much news to come from today’s hearing, as nobody from the Pirates or from the Boras/Alvarez group will even participate in the proceedings. More hearings are expected in the future. This is looking more and more like it will be a lengthy process.
If anyone is looking for additional background information on the issue (and is a Baseball Prospectus subscriber), Kevin Goldstein has covered it extensively. Here is a link to his most recent article on Alvarez.