Last week, we learned that Josh Edgin and the Mets had settled on a salary for 2017 but were not yet sure what the salary was. According to Jon Heyman, Edgin will make $675,000 in the 2017 season, a $50,000 pay increase from his 2016 salary.
Edgin appeared in only sixteen games last season and was largely ineffective in them, giving up six earned runs and walking six in just ten-and-a-third innings. Before missing all of the 2015 season due to Tommy John surgery, Edgin appeared to be a solid left-handed reliever, putting up an impressive 4.67 strikeout-to-walk ratio in 2014. In that same season, he walked only six in nearly triple the innings that he threw in 2016.
Even if Edgin never replicates his 2014 season, the Mets are hoping that he bounces back to be a reliable member of their bullpen, which will likely be down a piece in the first part of the season due to Jeruys Familia’s expected suspension for domestic violence. With, as of yet, Jerry Blevins not returning to the team, Edgin is expected to get the bulk of the high-leverage left-handed match-ups late in games.
This leaves Wilmer Flores as the only Met to not agree to an arbitration number just yet. He and the Mets exchanged figures last week.