The arbitration hearing set for Monday that would have decided the fate of the MLBPA's grievance against the Mets for converting Francisco Rodriguez's contract to non-guaranteed has been canceled, which almost certainly means that the two sides are approaching a settlement agreement. Rodriguez's 2011 contract (and presumably his $17.5 million vesting option for 2012) will likely be back on the table, though the Mets may be trying to renegotiate the terms of those two years, perhaps at lower salaries.
What will come of the presumed settlement between the Mets and Francisco Rodriguez?
The 2011 contract value will be reduced. (76 votes)
The 2012 vesting option value will be reduced. (59 votes)
The 2012 vesting option will be dropped entirely. (143 votes)
Nothing. Rodriguez's contract will be fully restored. (136 votes)
414 total votes