Jeff Passan of Yahoo Sports reports that the Mets have agreed to contracts with relievers Addison Reed for $5.3 million, Carlos Torres for $1.05 million, and Josh Edgin for $625,000, thus avoiding arbitration.
Familia, who tied the franchise record with 43 saves last season, requested a raise from $524,000 to $4.8 million while the Mets submitted an offer of $3.3 million.
Second baseman Neil Walker made $8 million with the Pirates last season and is requesting $11.8 million, with the Mets countering at $9.4 million.
First baseman Lucas Duda is asking for $7.4 million, with the Mets submitting a $5.9 million offer.
Reliever Jenrry Mejia submitted a $2.595 million offer while the Mets countered with $2.345 million). Surprising that they couldn’t agree.
As expected, Lucas Duda, Jeurys Familia, Josh Edgin, Matt Harvey, Jenrry Mejia, Addison Reed, Ruben Tejada,Carlos Torres, and Neil Walker all filed for salary arbitration on Tuesday, according to Anthony DiComo of MLB.com.
The Mets have a long history of settling with their players and avoiding facing off against them in front of an arbitrator.
Look for both sides to exchange figures and meet in the middle beginning as soon as this week. Here are the latest projections:
Arbitration Projections ($38.0 Million)
Neil Walker – $10.8 Million
Lucas Duda – $6.8 Million
Addison Reed – $5.7 Million
Matt Harvey – $4.7 Million
Jeurys Familia – $3.5 Million
Jenrry Mejia – $2.6 Million
Ruben Tejada – $2.5 Million
Carlos Torres – $800 K
Josh Edgin – $600 K