Outfielder Emil Brown and the Royals are headed to arbitration today to fight over $378,000. Brown, who led the team in runs (75) and RBI’s (86) in 2005 wants a deal wroth $1.78 million and the Royals are willing to part with $1.4 million. Brown hit .286 with 17 home runs last season..
Few expected Brown to make the team after being invited to try out at Surprise, Arizona. He responded by hitting the cover off the ball in during spring training and earning a spot on the big league roster.