Papelbon: $9.35 million; with incentives, could be $9.5
Delcarmen: $905,000; + $15,000 with 65 appearances
Ramirez: $1.1175 million (approximately)
Jonathan Papelbon, Manny Delcarmen, Ramon Ramirez, and Jeremy Hermida filed for arbitration on last Friday. If the Red Sox do not come to an agreement with any of the players today, the two sides will then exchange salary figures. Any hearings will take place between February 1-21. Theo Epstein has never gone to arbitration (this is his 7th off-season).
Peter Gammons reports that the Red Sox had agreed on a 4/60 deal with Jason Bay last July, but after an MRI showed problems with both of his knees, the team dropped that offer to two years.
ESPN and SI are reporting that Felix Hernandez has agreed to a 5/80 deal with the Mariners. Damn. I guess Theo won't be trading for him now.
Jose Offerman was banned for life from the Dominican Winter League for punching first base umpire Daniel Rayburn last Saturday. It's unclear from the video if Rayburn was actually hit, though he did fall to the ground as if he had been shot. ... Which reminded me of this classic Izzy Alcantara clip where he kicks the catcher in the head before charging the mound.