The MLBPA announced today that Lucas Duda, Daniel Murphy, Jenrry Mejia, Dillon Gee, and Ruben Tejada have filed for arbitration.
If the players in question aren't settled with or traded before February, they'll likely enter arbitration hearings to determine 2015 salary.
Here's a breakdown of the five players' current and projected salaries:
|Player||2014 Salary||Projected 2015 Salary||Difference|
|Daniel Murphy||$5.7 million||$8.3 million||$4.6 million|
|Dillon Gee||$3.6 million||$5.1 million||$1.5 million|
|Lucas Duda||$1.6 million||$4.3 million||$2.7 million|
|Jenrry Mejia||$0.5 million||$3.1 million||$2.6 million|
|Ruben Tejada||$1.1 million||$1.7 million||$0.6 million|
|Total||$12.5 million||$22.5 million||$10 million|
According to the projected salaries (via MLB Trade Rumors), giving raises to all five players will cost around $10 million. That's the equivalent of bringing in a mid-level free agent. Of course, if the Mets finally pull off a Gee trade, the team could save around a fifth of that total.