Saturday marks the first day players can file for arbitration. There are only three Rangers eligible: Marlon Byrd, Gerald Laird and Ben Broussard. The players have until Jan. 15 to file. Players and teams can begin exchanging figures Jan. 18. If they are unable to come to an agreement, hearings are set for Feb. 1-21 in St. Petersburg, Fla. Byrd made just over $500,000 in 2007 while Laird was paid $400,000. Broussard avoided arbitration last year while with Seattle and made $3.5 million.
- Anthony Andro