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

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

The Mets will officially receive draft compensation for Jose Reyes if he leaves, Offer him Salary Arbitration


According to Ken Davidoff of the NY Newsday, The Mets offered salary arbitration to their free-agent shortstop, Jose Reyes, thereby retaining draft-compensation rights to him.

Reyes, 28, must inform the Mets of his decision to accept or reject arbitration by midnight Nov. 30. He is expected to reject arbitration, because he is in line to get a multiyear contract for considerable dollars. The Marlins already have made him a six-year offer for what is believed to be between $80 and $90 million, and Milwaukee could make a run at him, as well.

The Mets have taken a noticeably passive role regarding the ultra-popular player, staying in touch with Reyes' representatives and hoping to stay in the loop but, realistically, not expecting to keep him.

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