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The Devil That Is Salary Arbitration

With Ji-Man Choi winning his salary arbitration case against the Rays, Steve Carney takes you in to the reasons why the process is in place, and why the owners and players have stuck with it for so long.

We then have our first GASBAG session of the year, as Steve is joined by his good friend and Tropicana Field press box neighbor Steve Kinsella.

They discuss the return of Chris Archer to Tampa Bay, why trading Blake Snell and not Kevin Kiermaier this offseason made more sense, the false reports of Marcell Ozuna signing with the Rays, and which free agent around the league will be the biggest bust and the biggest bargain.

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Steve Carney is the founder and publisher of St. Pete Nine. One of the people most associated with baseball coverage in Tampa Bay, he spent 13 seasons covering the Rays for flagship radio station WDAE, first as producer of Rays Radio broadcasts, then as beat reporter beginning in 2011. He likes new analytics and aged bourbon, and is the owner of one of the ugliest knuckleballs ever witnessed by baseball scouts.

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