Ike Davis, Lucas Duda, Dillon Gee, Daniel Murphy Bobby Parnell, Ruben Tejada and Eric Young, Jr. all filed for salary arbitration on Tuesday.
The Mets have until Friday to present them with numbers on a new contract. In the event the team and player do not agree on a 2014 salary, the dispute is handled by an arbitrator, who will choose between the two sides. The player and team can still negotiate a deal after agreeing to go to arbitration.http://metsblog.com/metsblog/2014-sa...e-this-friday/Code:Player Service 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
Hopefully avoiding arbitration with Tejada is about showing Boras that he's our "opening day starter" and not because Sandy actually plans on having him be the opening day starter...
I must say though, Sandy really treats Boras like a little ***** and I love it. Boras is clearly trying to get the Mets to offer 2 years in the hope he can tell a 3rd team that if they offer 3 years, Drew is theirs. I'm sure this is what prompted Sandy to go down to 1 year again. Love it. Just wish the negotiations happened faster.
They ought to sign Murphy to a discounted extension. I can easily see him being a 2 WAR player each of the next 4 years. That's worth $40 million. I think he could outperform that. I think they could get him to sign for 4 years at $28 million or so.
I would just keep Murphy throughout 2014 and maybe 2015. Let Herrera take over in 2016 if he's ready.They ought to sign Murphy to a discounted extension. I can easily see him being a 2 WAR player each of the next 4 years. That's worth $40 million. I think he could outperform that. I think they could get him to sign for 4 years at $28 million or so.
And no on Murphy to any extension. Roll him through the arbitration years, get the best years out of him and move on. If he's the best option, keep him, but Murphy won't give you much more than he already has. Ideally Flores steps up and proves he can play 2B after this year.
That said, we have to see how Herrera progresses. He could be ready by the time Murphy is a FA.
Last edited by Sandman; 01-16-2014 at 05:24 PM.
As of now, it looks like that's all we're going to do though.
Before anyone freaks out, MLB service time = mo money. That's the way it works in arbitration.Ike Davis has avoided arbitration by settling with the Mets for $3.5 million.
Davis earned $3.125 million last season, in his first year of arbitration eligibility, as a Super Two.
The $375,000 raise comes despite Davis hitting .205 with nine homers and 33 RBIs in 103 games last season. Davis also had a detour to Triple-A Las Vegas.
That's good. I was expecting more.
@AdamRubinESPN: Pace Law nailed the Bobby Parnell analysis. They projected salary at $3.725M. He gets $3.7 with chance to earn $50k more.
He is making too much money, traid!
Why is this a bad thing? If the Mets get Drew, why do you care whether or not he gets all the money he wants? Why should the Wilpons just throw their money around if they don't have to?
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