Saturday, January 18, 2014

Mets News: Mets Give Contracts to Parnell, Murphy and Gee....All Avoid Arbitration


Mets News:


Bobby Parnell will earn $3.7 million in 2014, with the opportunity to earn an additional $50,000 if he appears in 60 games. Parnell, who was eligible for arbitration for the second time, receives a raise from $1.7 million in 2013.

Daniel Murphy and the Mets have settled on a contract for 2014 at $5.7 million. Murphy also will have the opportunity to earn a $50,000 bonus with 500 plate appearances. Murphy earned $2.925 million in 2013. He has one more arbitration year before becoming eligible for free agency after the 2015 season.

Dillon Gee and the Mets have settled on a $3.625 million salary for 2014, according to ESPNNewYork.com. Earlier in the day, Gee had filed for $4.05 million, with the Mets countering at $3.2 million.

Gee went 12-11 with a 3.62 ERA in 32 starts in 2013. He started slowly last season, in his return from July 2012 surgery that repaired a damaged artery in his pitching shoulder. But beginning with a game against the Yankees, Gee pitched highly effectively. He ultimately logged 199 innings last season.

The only arbitration case left is Lucas Duda who has requested a 2014 salary of $1.9 million, while the Mets have countered at $1.35 million, according to ESPNNewYork.com. If the two sides don't agree, they would go to a hearing next month before an arbitrator.
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