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Mets tender contracts to all arbitration-eligible players

The team will keep all eight players under contract for 2016.

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The New York mets have tendered contracts to all eight of their arbitration-eligible players: Lucas Duda, Matt Harvey, Jeurys Familia, Addison Reed, Jenrry Mejia, Ruben Tejada, Carlos Torres, and Josh Edgin. From here, the Mets have several weeks to agree to terms with each player in order to avoid actually going to arbitration.

There had been reports that the Mets were considering non-tendering shortstop Ruben Tejada, a move that wouldn't have made a ton of sense unless the team were to acquire a starting shortstop. At the moment, the plan at the position looks to be the same as it was a year ago: a mix of Tejada and Wilmer Flores. Depending on what moves the team makes this winter—if any—Flores figures to be an option at second base, too.

As for everyone else, Duda, Harvey, and Familia were obvious locks to be tendered. Reed pitched very well for the Mets after they traded for him, albeit in a small sample of innings. Torres wasn't great in 2015 but has been a good major league relief pitcher over the past three seasons in total. Edgin underwent Tommy John surgery before the season, but he had been effective in his limited time in the majors in 2014. And Mejia was suspended twice for failing PED tests in 2015, but he is eligible to return in the Mets' 101st game of the 2016 season and pitch in the postseason if the team makes it back there.

Based on the projected salaries of those eight players, the Mets should have about $91.6 million committed to payroll in 2016. Depending on how limited the team's payroll is, that could leave room for a significant acquisition this offseason.