Inside the strategy that's turning arbitration upside down

Friday February 7th, 2014
Star Braves closer Craig Kimbrel could represent an interesting test case of teams' file-to-go strategy.
David Goldman/AP

We are, however, likely several years away from a reversal of the file-to-go trend, even should Kimbrel win his case. More and more teams are likely to implement the policy, to the detriment of the Darwin Barneys of the world. They'll do so because, in general, it works.

SI Apps
We've Got Apps Too
Get expert analysis, unrivaled access, and the award-winning storytelling only SI can provide — from Peter King, Tom Verducci, Lee Jenkins, Grant Wahl, Andy Staples and more — delivered straight to you, along with up-to-the-minute news and live scores.