Mets cut Eric Young, tender contracts to six more

Posted: December 3, 2014 in Hot Stove, News, Opinion
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By Steven InmanSpring 2013 014

With the non-tender deadline Tuesday night, the Mets made decisions on their seven arbitration eligible players. The team elected to keep all except Eric Young Jr. Young, 29, hit .229 with a .299 OBP and 30 SB in 100 games for the Mets in 2014. The Mets originally got Young in the summer of 2013 in exchange for Collin McHugh, who had a breakout ’14 season for the Houston Astros. With Young getting a raise in arbitration, his speed was a luxury that the Mets couldn’t afford.

In a surprising move the Mets elected to keep Ruben Tejada who is coming off another tough season. Tejada should get close to $2 million in arbitration so it is surprising that the Mets who are trying to save every dollar they can to find a shortstop elected to keep Tejada at that price range.

MLB Trade Rumors Projected 2015 Mets salaries

  • Bobby Parnell (5.132) – $3.7MM
  • Daniel Murphy (5.109) – $8.3MM
  • Eric Young Jr. (4.123) – $2.3MM
  • Dillon Gee (4.028) – $5.1MM
  • Ruben Tejada (3.171) – $1.7MM
  • Lucas Duda (3.137) – $4.3MM
  • Jenrry Mejia (2.140) – $3.1MM

*Young Jr: Non-tendered on Tuesday

The Mets also made a mistake in tendering a contract to Bobby Parnell. Parnell is coming off Tommy John surgery and will not be ready for Opening Day. He is also a luxury  the Mets can’t afford right now. If they had non-tendered him they could have brought him back at a cheaper salary.

Did the Mets make the right decisions at the non-tender deadline?

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