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Mets and INF Daniel Murphy avoided arbitration by agreeing to a one-year, $8 million contract.

MLBTradeRumors.com projected Murphy to earn $8.3 million through arbitration, so it seems to be a fair deal for both parties. The 29-year-old hit .289/.332/.403 with nine homers and 57 RBI in 143 games in 2014 and remains one of the top all-around second baseman in the league.
Jan 16 - 9:20 PM

Daniel Murphy requested $8.6 million and was offered $7.4 million by the Mets when arbitration figures were exchanged.

MLBTradeRumors.com projected Murphy to earn $8.3 million in his final year of arbitration. It seems likely that the two sides will be able to work something out.
Jan 16 - 5:56 PM

Jenrry Mejia requested $3 million and was offered $2.1 million by the Mets when arbitration figures were exchanged.

MLBTradeRumors.com projected Mejia to make $3.1 million, so his request seems quite reasonable. Expect the two sides to eventually work something out.
Jan 16 - 5:48 PM

Lucas Duda requested $4.7 million and was offered $3.75 million by the Mets when arbitration figures were exchanged.

MLBTradeRumors.com projected Duda to earn $4.3 million in his second year of arbitration. The hulking slugger experienced a breakout in 2014, batting .253/.349/.481 batting line with 30 homers and 92 RBI.
Jan 16 - 5:41 PM

Mike Puma of the New York Post reports that 3-4 teams remain interested in Dillon Gee.

Gee, who avoided arbitration with the Mets on Friday with a $5.3 million contract, is expected to be dealt any day now. The Rockies, Padres, Royals, Twins and Giants have been among the clubs connected to the right-hander. Puma adds that Jon Niese and Bartolo Colon are "long shots" to be traded, which has been the feeling for a while.
Jan 16 - 4:30 PM

Mets and INF Ruben Tejada avoided arbitration by agreeing to a one-year, $1.88 million contract.

He receives a salary bump in his second year of arbitration eligibility. Tejada batted .237/.342/.310 last season and is set for a backup infielder role in 2015.
Jan 16 - 2:15 PM

Mets and RHP Dillon Gee avoided arbitration by agreeing to a one-year, $5.3 million contract.

It's a hefty raise in what is Gee's second year of arbitration eligibility. The right-hander has been involved in trade rumors after holding a 4.00 ERA, 1.25 WHIP, and 94/43 K/BB ratio in 137 1/3 innings last season for the Mets.
Jan 16 - 1:45 PM

David Wright (shoulder) is currently hitting off a tee and taking tosses.

Wright was shut down last September due to ligament damage in his left shoulder, but he made progress after a six-week strengthening program and has slowly increased baseball activities since. "It’s still pretty controlled, which is fairly normal for this time of year," said Wright. "I feel good. Now it’s just a matter of me trying to get my left shoulder on a par with my right shoulder, just strength-wise. I feel pain free, which is good, feel like the shoulder is healthy, and now it is just a matter of building up that strength. "In my eyes, I’m not too far behind from where I am normally at this time of year."
Jan 14 - 8:25 AM

Joel Sherman of the New York Post reports that the Mets expect to trade a starting pitcher in the next 7-10 days.

Dillon Gee is seen as the most likely to be moved, which is no surprise. FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal reported Monday that the Rockies, Padres, and Giants were all looking at a possible deal. Sherman writes that the timing of a move could hinge on James Shields, as the Giants could still be a landing spot for him.
Jan 13 - 1:41 PM

FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal reports that the Rockies, Giants, and Padres are considering trading for Dillon Gee.

The Royals and Twins have also been mentioned as possible landing spots. Gee, who turns 29 years old in April, registered a 4.00 ERA, 1.25 WHIP, and 94/43 K/BB ratio in 137 1/3 innings last season for the Mets. He is arbitration-eligible for the second time this winter and is under contractual control through 2017. The Mets are also thought to be shopping Bartolo Colon and Jon Niese.
Jan 12 - 8:57 AM

According to Andy Martino of the New York Daily News, the Mets are still actively looking to trade Dillon Gee.

Gee, along with fellow hurlers Bartolo Colon and Jon Niese have all been mentioned in trade rumblings this winter. The 28-year-old is arbitration-eligible for the second time this winter and remains under team control through 2017. The trade market for secondary starting pitchers though is unlikely to heat up until Max Scherzer and James Shields sign.
Jan 11 - 8:53 PM

Rick Ankiel has joined the Nationals' minor league staff as a "life skills coordinator."

It might sound like a silly job title, but Ankiel went through many ups and downs throughout his childhood and baseball career so it really is a perfect fit. The 35-year-old officially retired from baseball last summer after 11 major league seasons. He went from a top pitching prospect to a 25-homer outfielder. Incredible stuff.
Jan 8 - 12:19 PM

Mets and RHP Bobby Parnell avoided arbitration by agreeing to a one-year contract.

Adam Rubin of ESPN New York hears that Parnell will make the same $3.7 million salary he made in 2014. It's a fair compromise, as the 30-year-old made just one appearance last season before undergoing Tommy John surgery. The hope is that Parnell will be ready to rejoin the Mets' bullpen in the early part of 2015.
Jan 7 - 10:53 AM

According to Mike Puma of the New York Post, a club source expects trade talks to heat up soon with their starting pitchers.

Dillon Gee, Bartolo Colon, and Jon Niese have all been mentioned as trade possibilities this offseason, but Gee is considered the most likely to be moved. If the Mets can't find a satisfactory deal, they haven't ruled out the possibility of carrying a sixth starter out of the bullpen, but that scenario isn't ideal.
Jan 6 - 11:18 AM

Mets signed RHP Buddy Carlyle to a minor league contract.

He received an invite to spring training. The 36-year-old hurler posted a 1.45 ERA and 28/5 K/BB ratio over 31 innings with the Mets last season, but he wasn't able to find a major league contract on the open market. Having logged a 5.58 MLB ERA prior to 2014, that development wasn't terribly surprising.
Jan 5 - 4:06 PM


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