Los Angeles Dodgers Hires Baseball Arbitration Expert
Wednesday, October, 5, 2011
Experts in baseball arbitration are an important element of today's Major League sports scene, and the Los Angeles Dodgers are no exception to the rule. Entering the off-season now, the team is without Kim Ng, who has served in positions such as assistant general manager and vice president in the last few years. Ng's departure looked like it would leave the organization with a hole in terms of operations, but they have filled that hole by hiring Alex Tamin to be their new director of baseball operations, research, and contracts.
Tamin's Baseball Arbitration Experience
It is in the latter realm that Tamin has vast experience. Tamin has worked with Major League Baseball for over 15 years, specializing in both contract negotiations and salary arbitration issues involving players and teams. He also has experience in commercial litigation, making him a well-rounded staff person who can handle many aspects of dealing with baseball arbitration when it comes to the needs of the Dodgers' line-up.
Tamin himself indicated pleasure at the job offer: "After working for the Dodgers from the outside for the past decade and knowing their history as one of the most storied franchises in baseball, I am looking forward to the opportunity to contribute to the Dodgers' continued success”.
It remains to be seen whether Tamin can continue Ng's almost perfect record of winning the few employment arbitration hearings that became necessary during his tenure.