Contracts reached in four arbitration cases

The Nationals announced in a press release today:

“The Washington Nationals today agreed to terms on 2010 contracts with right-handed pitcher Jason Bergmann, catcher Jesus Flores, catcher Wil Nieves and outfielder Josh Willingham, thus avoiding salary arbitration. Nationals Senior Vice President & General Manager Mike Rizzo made the announcement.”

With the four agreements, only two players remain unsigned entering the arbitration process, Brian Bruney and Sean Burnett. Typically arbitration cases are looked at based on a players previous two years, so here are the breakdowns for the two unsigned.

Brian Brueny

2009: 5-0, 3.92 ERA, 8.31 K/9, 1.57 K/BB, 5.10 FIP
2008: 3-0, 1.83 ERA, 8.65 K/9, 1.57 K/BB, 3.45 FIP

Sean Burnett

2009: 2-3, 3.12 ERA, 6.71 K/9, 1.65 K/BB, 4.57 FIP
2008: 1-1, 4.76 ERA, 6.67 K/9, 1.24 K/BB, 5.16 FIP