The Mets have 12 players eligible for arbitration this offseason. MLB Trade Rumors has calculated estimated salary figures of what each player is projected to receive after negotiations:
|Player||2016 Adj. Salary||MLBTR 2017|
Oct. 10: Wow, that's a big raise for Reed. Of course, he had one of the greatest seasons ever by a set-up guy, so it's understandable.
The big news here is that -- to keep Edgin, Familia, Duda, Harvey, deGrom, Reed, Flores, d'Arnaud and Wheeler -- it will cost Sandy Alderson around $40 million in 2017, as opposed to the $20 million he paid for these guys in 2016. And, I don't see him non-tendering anyone on this list, though it's possible he looks to trade d'Arnaud and Duda...
Oct. 12: It's funny, talk of payroll had been the number one topic on this blog from 2009-2015. Then, the Mets started spending more, young pitchers flourished, they made the playoffs back to back seasons and now talk of money is almost non-existent.
According to Spotrac.com, Sandy Alderson ended 2016 having paid roughly $149 million in player salaries, up roughly 50 percent from the previous year's Opening Day >> Read more.