B.J. Upton is a loser in title only.
As most of us expected, the Rays were successful in their arbitration case against Upton and his representatives. Instead of making the $3.3 million dollars he requested, Upton will have to make due with the Rays $3 million dollar offer. The Rays franchise moves to 5-0 all-time in arbitration cases and 4-0 under Andrew Friedman. Upton joins Josh Paul (twice) and Dioner Navarro as "Friedman'd" in arbitration. One day Upton will laugh about losing out on a mere 300k.