Seven Mets file for Salary Arbitration

Posted: January 15, 2014 in Hot Stove, News
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By Steven InmanimagesCAU5LIB3

Seven Mets have filed for salary arbitration this week. The players and team have until Friday to exchange contract numbers with each other. Then the two sides will spend the next few weeks negotiating a one year deal. The Mets can talk long-term deals with these players but that is considered unlikely for the Mets.

With the Mets having so many cases it wouldn’t surprise anyone to see them agree to a few deals this week. They want to avoid a court hearing with all of these players if they can. The last player the Mets went to court with was Oliver Perez before the 2008 season and both sides said things they probably shouldn’t have in court. projects all seven Mets projected 2014 salaries.

This table lists each player’s service time, 2013 salary and MLBTR’s projected 2014 salary…

Player Service Time 2013 Salary Projected 2014 Salary
Daniel Murphy 4.1 $2.9 million $5.8 million
Ike Davis 3.1 $3.1 million $3.5 million
Dillon Gee 3.0 $527,000 $3.4 million
Bobby Parnell 4.1 $1.7 million $3.2 million
Eric Young Jr. 3.1 $490,000 $1.9 million
Lucas Duda 2.1 $520,000 $1.8 million
Ruben Tejada 2.1 $514,000 $1.0 million
  1. Mike Young says:

    Steve – In my opinion, the Mets are in no position to quibble over paying or not paying any of these players. Each player that you have listed should be paid what, by the players collective bargaining agreement with the owners states, they should be paid. The Mets need each one of these players, including Tejada or especially Tejada if they do not sign Drew. Or even if they sign Drew they need a back up SS. Murphy heads the List. Do the Mets need him? The answer again is “Yes.” Davis needs to be paid because even if the Mets were to release him then he will re-sign with another club and the Mets will have nothing to show for it. Gee and Parnell are both needed. Case closed. Eric Young Jr. is the Mets best shot at having a legitimate lead off hitter who has speed and defensive ability that was severely lacking until he showed up last season. Duda, in my opinion, is the weakest case. He is slow, weak on defense compared to Davis, and apparently lacks instinctively on his approach at the plate but apparently the Mets are not ready to give up on him so he needs to be paid as well. So, that’s my thumb nail sketch. My message to Sandy is “Sign them all and be quick about it!” Mike

    • Steven Inman says:

      Mike just to be clear, the Mets will wind up paying all of these guys. If they didn’t want to do that they would have non-tendered them like they did for guys like Justin Turner. All of them will reach agreements the question is when. Thanks!

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