Originally written on Mets Merized Online  |  Last updated 11/15/14
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MLB Trade Rumors reviewed the Mets nine arbitration eligible players:and projected what they could earn this offseason at the bargaining table:Daniel Murphy – $3MMBobby Parnell – $1.5MMJosh Thole – $1.2MMRob Johnson – $600KIke Davis – $2.8MMFred Lewis – $500KManny Acosta – $1.1MMAndres Torres – $3.2MMMike Pelfrey – $5.7MMIke Davis and Josh Thole became arbitration eligible one year earlier than usual because they earned Super Two Player status.Aside from Thole, Davis, Daniel Murphy and Bobby Parnell, it’s a nearly a certainty that the others will be non-tendered and that includes Mike Pelfrey and Andres Torres.Under the rules of the new CBA any player tendered cannot be offered less than 80% of what he earned in the prior season.Davis and Murphy will get the most significant raises and using the above projections, it will cost the Mets  $8.5 million dollars to keep both of them plus Parnell and Thole. That’s about $6.5 million more than what those players earned in 2012.
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