Saturday, October 19, 2013
Mets News: Don't expect Long term deals for Gee, Murphy, or Parnell
Do not expect any multi-year deals this off-season for Daniel Murphy, Bobby Parnell, or Dillon Gee according to ESPN NY.
All Three Mets are arbitration-eligible. so they can get a slight raise, but the Mets have no plans to give they Long Term deals.
Murphy and Parnell are under the team's control through the 2015 season, while Gee is under control through the 2016 season.
But the Mets apparently don't feel compelled in any of those cases to get cost certainty now, or to lock up those players for any of their free-agent years at this point.
In Murphy's case, while it would appear more likely he returns to the team next season, the Mets do plan to listen to any trade offers, according to a team insider.
In Parnell's case, despite converting 22 of 26 save chances, he did not pitch after July 30 this past season. He will attempt to return in spring training from a herniated disk in his neck that required surgery to address.
Gee is eligible for arbitration for the first time this offseason, so his salary should be reasonable despite posting a solid 12-11 record and 3.62 ERA.