Seven players file for arbitration

Ike Davis, Lucas Duda, Dillon Gee, Daniel Murphy Bobby Parnell, Ruben Tejada and Eric Young, Jr. all filed for salary arbitration on Tuesday.

The Mets have until Friday to present them with numbers on a new contract. In the event the team and player do not agree on a 2014 salary, the dispute is handled by an arbitrator, who will choose between the two sides. The player and team can still negotiate a deal after agreeing to go to arbitration.

Matthew Cerrone, Lead Writer

Jan. 11: I wonder if part of the hesitation in trading for Davis is not knowing how much money he’ll make in 2014. It’s assumed he’ll end up earning around $3.5 million, but maybe it’s more, maybe it’s less, which would certainly impact his trade value, while also increasing or decreasing the likelihood he’s cut during spring training… just a thought.

This table lists each player’s service time, 2013 salary and MLBTR’s projected 2014 salary…

Player Service Time 2013 Salary Projected 2014 Salary
Daniel Murphy 4.1 $2.9 million $5.8 million
Ike Davis 3.1 $3.1 million $3.5 million
Dillon Gee 3.0 $527,000 $3.4 million
Bobby Parnell 4.1 $1.7 million $3.2 million
Eric Young Jr. 3.1 $490,000 $1.9 million
Lucas Duda 2.1 $520,000 $1.8 million
Ruben Tejada 2.1 $514,000 $1.0 million