Interesting purge by the Mets on non-tender day…
The 40 man roster is now at 35 players.
Today is the non-tender deadline and all teams have until 11:59 tonight to decide which arbitration eligible players they will or will not offer contracts to.
For the Mets, they have ten decisions to make, but the way I see it only two players are on the bubble; Scott Atchison and Omar Quintanilla. I suspect both will be non-tendered though Quintanilla could survive the ax given how the shortstop search has completely backfired on the Mets and caught them off-guard.
Daniel Murphy stands to be the biggest winner nearly doubling his 2013 salary to $5.8 million dollars according to MLBTR.
Dillon Gee - $527,375 (2013) $3.4 million
Ruben Tejada - $514,701 (2013), $1.0 million
Justin Turner - $504,547 (2013), $800,000
Eric Young Jr. – $492,000 (2013), $1.9 million
Lucas Duda - $504,000 (2013), $1.8 million
Ike Davis - $3.125M (2013), $3.5 million
Daniel Murphy - $2.925M (2013), $5.8 million
Bobby Parnell - $1.7M (2013), $3.2 million
Omar Quintanilla - $527,375 (2013), $900,000
Scott Atchison - $700,000 (2013), $1.3 million
The Mets have a long history of avoiding arbitration hearings with players, so I’m sure they’ll spend the next few weeks negotiating and reaching agreements with the players they’ll keep.