Remember the "Ramirez Provision"? Yeah, turns out that's pretty much been killed by lawyers. Remember the Dodgers not offering Orlando Hudson arbitration? Turns out that eventuality has very much been on the O-Dog's mind. From Ken Rosenthal at FOXSports.com:
[Hudson's] deal includes a stipulation that the Twins cannot offer him salary arbitration if he is a Type A free agent, ensuring that a team can sign him next off-season without losing a draft pick.
Obviously, the next question is: Did Ned Colletti and Hudson have a similar clause in his 2009 contract with the Dodgers? We'll never know for sure, but this "no arbitration" provision could become very popular for players signing short-term contracts. That players can now get it in writing ensures nothing will get in the way of the maximum number of teams bidding for their services after their current contract ends. Score another one for the agents.