Tender Or Non-Tender: Omar Quintanilla

Joy R. Absalon-USA TODAY Sports

The soon-to-be 32-year-old filled in for Ruben Tejada for most of this year but might not be in the Mets' plans for 2014.

This season was Omar Quintanilla’s second stint with the Mets. Signed before the 2012 season, he played 29 games with the Mets before he was traded to the Orioles that July. In January of this year, the Mets signed him again, and he played a whole lot more this season than last.

Filling in for Ruben Tejada—a player who has clearly not endeared himself to the Mets’ front office—Quintanilla hit just .222/.306/.283. That translates to a .262 wOBA and 66 wRC+, both of which put Quintanilla 31st out of 36 shorstops who had at least 300 plate appearances. The defensive metrics said he was a scratch defender at the position, though he looked slightly below average.

By MLB Trade Rumors’ estimate, Quintanilla will make $900,000 in 2014 if tendered a contract. It sounds like the Mets will do everything they can to acquire a shortstop from outside the organization this year, which would render Quintanilla a bench player at best. While the difference between the league minimum and Quintanilla’s estimated salary isn’t much, he doesn’t seem like a lock to be tendered.

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