what is known as "baseball arbitration" addresses many of the concerns + delays involved in traditional arbitration.

basically, the arbitrator does not come up with any decision they like. instead, they select from final offers made by the parties.

this changes how partes strategize around making offers, limits appeal options + provides some idea about what the outcome will be before a decision is rendered.

while not a good fit for every situation, final offer selection has a time + place... kind of like george springer with the blue jays.

click here to read marc's baseball-infused article on final offer selection, co-written with mitchell rose for the spring 2021 edition of adr update.

the process can be very flexible + as versatile as ben zobrist. it can be customized to the particular matter being experience + individuals involved.