On the day of the deadline for filing arbitration figures, the Mets settled with the grand majority of their remaining arbitration-eligible players for the 2017 season. Here’s a quick rundown of the news that came out today:
- Jeurys Familia settled for $7.425 million coming off a season in which he set the Mets’ franchise record for saves. But he’s likely to be suspended under baseball’s domestic violence policy and wouldn’t earn money while suspended.
- Matt Harvey settled for $5.125 million and could make a little more with performance bonuses. He’s looking to bounce back after having surgery to address Thoracic Outlet Syndrome after just 17 starts last year.
- Jacob deGrom settled for $4.05 million, and like Harvey, he could earn a bit more with performance incentives. Also like Harvey, his season ended early because of surgery last year—though deGrom pitched into September before going under the knife.
- Addison Reed settled for $7.75 million. He’s been outstanding for the Mets and in his final year of team control this season.
- Travis d’Arnaud settled for $1.875 million and is looking to rebound from a down and injury-shortened year.
- Josh Edgin settled for an unknown salary, but it’s safe to assume it came in a bit below $1 million.
- Wilmer Flores and the Mets submitted figures for his 2017 salary, and if the Mets stick to their “file and trial” approach, his salary will be decided in an arbitration hearing.
Before Friday, the Mets came to terms with their other three arbitration-eligible players: Lucas Duda at $7.25 million, Zack Wheeler at $800,000, and Rene Rivera at $1.75 million. So in total, the team settled with nine of the ten eligible players.