Showing posts with label Arbitration. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Arbitration. Show all posts

Monday, December 12, 2011

Time is running out on decision to offer Paulino arbitration

The clock is up on Ronny Paulino. The Mets must decide by midnight ET on Monday night whether or not to offer arbitration to Paulino, who disappointed in his first season in New York.

Signing with the Mets for $1.3 million at the Winter Meetings last year, Paulino reported late to Spring Training due to visa issues, sat out the season's first eight games to satisfy an outstanding performance-enhancing substance suspension, then missed another two weeks due to a blood disorder. When he played, Paulino struggled, hitting .193 with one home run from July 4 through season's end.

Should the Mets non-tender Paulino, they would shed his $1.3 million salary (plus a small potential raise through arbitration), allowing them to expand their budget for pitching and bench upgrades. In Paulino's wake, the team would almost certainly proceed with Josh Thole and defensive-minded Mike Nickeas as its Opening Day catchers; it is unlikely that the Mets would cut Paulino, then turn around and sign another free-agent catcher for similar money.

Tuesday, November 08, 2011

Rumor Mill: Angel Pagan, Chris Capuano

The Mets have discussed Angel Pagan as a non-tender candidate, but they intend to offer him arbitration, according to Heyman (on Twitter).

MLBTR projects a $4.7MM salary for the center fielder in 2012.

Meanwhile, Chris Capuano is looking for a two-year deal, but the Mets prefer one-year bargains (Twitter link).

Saturday, January 29, 2011

R.A. Dickey and Mets have agreed on a two year deal

R. A. Dickey
According to Andy Martino, the Mets and R.A. Dickey avoided arbitration by agreeing to a two-year contract with a club option for 2013, pending a physical.

The new deal covers his final arbitration season and at least his first year of free agency. Exact terms aren’t yet known, but Dickey requested $4.7 million and was offered $3.35 million from the Mets when arbitration figures were exchanged last Tuesday.

The 36-year-old knuckleballer was a revelation for the Mets last season, posting a 2.84 ERA, 1.19 WHIP and 104/42 K/BB ratio over 174 1/3 innings.

I’m expecting something in the range of two years and $8-9 million, maybe a little more in the form of a buyout. If Dickey can prove that last season wasn’t a fluke, the Mets will have done very well here.

UPDATE: Andy Martino of the New York Daily News reports that including the option and potential incentives, Dickey could make $13 million over the length of the contract.
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Tuesday, January 18, 2011

ESPN: Pelfrey Mets settle on contract.... Avoid arbitration

Mike PelfreyImage via Wikipedia

Arbitration-eligible Mike Pelfrey has settled with the Mets according to ESPN NY..

An organization source said the deal will pay Pelfrey $3.925 million during the upcoming season. He can earn $50,000 extra in performance bonuses.

Pelfrey, who turned 27 last Friday, made $3.3 million in 2009 as part of his original deal after signing as a first-round pick in 2005. But he did not yet have enough service time last off-season to be arbitration-eligible, so his salary dipped to $500,000 this past year.

He raced to a 9-1 start last season before a summer swoon, but nonetheless finished with a 15-9 record and 3.66 ERA while logging a career-high 204 innings. Pelfrey is eligible for free agency after the 2013 season.

Angel Pagan and R.A. Dickey also are arbitration-eligible and are due to exchange salary figures today for a February hearing if there's no settlement.
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Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Mets Notes: Arbitration Eligible Players, Reyes Commitment, Johan Rehab, New Clubhouse Manager

It's Snowing hard outside, keep yourself warm with these Mets Notes:

Arbitration Eligible Players:

Three major Mets contributors from 2010 are arbitration-eligible and due for raises in 2011.

General manager Sandy Alderson indicated Tuesday night that it was “possible” an agreement with one or more of the players — R.A. Dickey, Angel Pagan and Mike Pelfrey — may be struck in the next week, but “it’s hard to predict.”

On Jan. 18, the club and representatives for the players exchange salary figures. If a settlement cannot be reached, arbitration hearings begin on Feb. 1. An arbitrator then picks one of the two figures. Because of the all-or-nothing circumstances, Alderson explained, chances for a deal increase during the upcoming two-week window.

Jose Reyes Extension:

The Mets remain committed to patience with shortstop Jose Reyes, who will earn $11 million this season as he heads into free agency.

As expected, Alderson said there has been little discussion about inking Reyes to a long-term deal just yet.

The organization wants to watch him during spring training before making any sort of decision. Alderson needs to see where Reyes fits in the team’s long-term plan.

“It’s not ‘here’s a checklist of things that one needs to observe,’” Alderson said. “I don’t think that’s what I have in mind.

“I think it’s really getting comfortable with Jose and the rest of the club, and a sense of where we’re all going as a team and Jose, as an individual player.”

Saturday, November 27, 2010

Pedro Feliciano is considering accepting arbitration

Recently, we have heard teams such as the Yankees and the Phillies both express an interest in left-handed reliever Pedro FelicianoNewsday’s Ken Davidoff recently spoke with Feliciano’s agent, Melvin Roman who stated his client is “seriously considering” accepting the Mets offer of arbitration.

Feliciano who is a Type-B free agent made $2.9 million last season and could see his salary jump anywhere north of $3.3.million.

Feliciano by the numbers:
Career: Batting | Pitching | Fielding
2002 NYM 6 0 0 0 6.0 9 5 5 0 1 4 0 0 0 0 -- 1.677.50
2003 NYM 23 0 0 0 48.1 52 21 18 5 21 43 0 0 0 0 -- 1.513.35
2004 NYM 22 0 0 0 18.1 14 12 11 2 12 14 1 1 0 2 -- 1.425.40
2006 NYM 64 0 0 0 60.1 56 15 14 4 20 54 7 2 0 10 3 1.262.09
2007 NYM 78 0 0 0 64.0 47 26 22 3 31 61 2 2 2 18 1 1.223.09
2008 NYM 86 0 0 0 53.1 57 24 24 7 26 50 3 4 2 21 2 1.564.05
2009 NYM 88 0 0 0 59.1 51 25 20 7 18 59 6 4 0 24 2 1.163.03
2010 NYM 92 0 0 0 62.2 66 24 23 1 30 56 3 6 0 23 1 1.533.30
Total -- 459 0 0 0 372.1 352 152 137 29 159 341 22 19 4 98 -- 1.373.31

Back in August, both Feliciano and the Mets expressed a mutual interest in each other.

The Mets were concerned about his workload as he set club records for most appearances in each of the last three seasons.  Though he made a number of appearances, Feliciano has been one of the Mets most reliable relievers over the years.

Feliciano will also be 36 at the conclusion of next season so many teams may be skeptical of giving him a multi-year deal.
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