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The Mets and their five remaining arbitration-eligible players have exchanged salary figures. We are constantly reminded that the Mets haven't taken a player all the way to arbitration since David Cone in 1992, when Cone asked for $4,250,000 and the Mets countered with $3,000,000. Cone won his arbitration hearing, and the $4,250,000 purse was a record at the time.

The Mets probably won't make it all the way to arbitration with any of their current players, but they're quite a bit apart with some of these guys.

Player Mets $ Player $
Endy Chavez $1,725,000 $2,075,000
Ryan Church $1,750,000 $2,450,000
Pedro Feliciano $880,000 $1,200,000
Oliver Perez $4,750,000 $6,500,000
Jorge Sosa $1,700,000 $2,750,000

Oliver Perez is represented by Scott Boras, but I can't imagine the Mets will let him get to arbitration. The Mets will make every effort to retain Perez when (or before) his contract expires after this season, and they won't do themselves any favors by putting him in front of an arbiter.

Jorge Sosa is a different story, because the Mets could get along just fine without him, and I think Sosa would have a tough time convincing anybody that he is worth nigh $3 million.

Arbitration hearings would be held between February 1st and the 20th.