The Mets completed their non-tender activity by cutting Justin Turner, Jeremy Hefner, Scott Atchison, Jordany Valdespin and Omar Quintanilla.
That brings to five the total number of players who became free agents. The Mets are free to re-sign the players, but they also can sign elsewhere.
Hefner was due to miss the 2014 season recovering from Tommy John surgery, so the Mets save his salary. But they would have controlled Hefner in 2015 and beyond if they kept him on the payroll.
Happy Holidays to Justin Turner who just completed a Holiday video that also included Lucas Duda (below). No one is safe on the Mets!