Friday is the deadline for teams to exchange numbers with players who are arbitration-eligible. If a deal is not agreed upon they must schedule a hearing next month in front of a panel of arbitrators to determine that player's salary for the 2019 season.
Teams that do not reach deals could still negotiate up until the hearing date on a one-year contract or multi-year extension.
Jan. 11, 7:00 PM:
In review, the Mets avoided arbitration with all six of their eligible players. Here's is what each player received:
- Jacob deGrom: $17 million (record for third-year arbitration-eligible player)
- Noah Syndergaard: $6 million
- Michael Conforto: $4.025 million
- Steven Matz: $2.625 million
- Zack Wheeler: $5.975 million
- Travis d'Arnaud: $3.515 million
Jan. 11, 4:30 PM:
Michael Conforto avoided arbitration by settling with a $4.025 million deal for next season, per The Post's Mike Puma. He earned $605,094 in 2018.
Jan. 11, 3:54 PM:
The Mets and Steven Matz have avoided arbitration with a one-year, $2.625 million deal, according to The Post's Mike Puma. Last season, Matz made $577,000.
Jan. 11, 3:37 PM:
The Mets and Zack Wheeler agree to a one-year, $5.975 million deal with a $25,000 All-Star bonus, according to Mark Bowman of MLB.com.
Jan. 11, 2;33 PM:
SNY's Andy Martino reports Jacob deGrom received a record raise of $17 million for next season.
Jan. 11, 1:02 PM:
Noah Syndergaard and the Mets settle for $6 million, per Bob Nightengale of USA Today.
Jan. 11, 10:02 AM:
SNY's Andy Martino reports that Mets have by now made an opening offer to deGrom and that both sides are talking.