Found December 12, 2011 on Mets Merized Online:
Tonight is the deadline for teams to decide whether they intend to tender arbitration-eligible players a contract. If the player is dissatisfied with the contract, the player has the right to go before an arbitrator if the salary is not settled beforehand. The Mets have five such players and they include Mike Pelfrey, Ronny Paulino, Manny Acosta, Ramon Ramirez and Andres Torres. All are expected to be tendered with the exception of Paulino according to Andy Martino who writes: Given the club’s discontent with its backup catcher, it is difficult to imagine a second season in Flushing for Paulino, who batted .268 with two home runs and 19 RBI this past season. Team officials have long indicated a likelihood that the Mets will non-tender Paulino, and pair Josh Thole with Mike Nickeas next season. Paulino didn’t make any friends in his first season with the Mets, and he irritated team brass with his lack of work ethic, game preparation and offensive production. Despite coming off a seas...

Mets To Make Move On Ronny Paulino Today

The Mets must make a decision as to whether to tender catcher Ronny Paulino a contract by today's non-tender deadline. As we reported back on November 28th, the Mets are quite displeased with Paulino's poor work ethic and lack of preparation, along with his laziness. If the Mets non-tender Paulino, the Mets catching tandem would most likely be Mike Nickeas and Josh Thole...

Mets face Paulino deadline

THIS IS WHAT we already know about Ronny Paulino: In his first season with the Mets, he irritated team brass with perceived lack of work ethic, preparation and offensive production. This is what we don’t yet know about Paulino: Whether the Mets will tender him a contract before Monday night’s deadline.

Mets non-tender catcher Ronny Paulino, outfielder Mike Baxter

Pelfrey, Acosta, Torres, Ramirez all tendered

Paulino and Baxter Cut By The Mets

Last night, the Mets non-tendered catcher Ronny Paulino and outfielder Mike Baxter essentially making them free agents. The team’s 40-man roster now stands at 38. Mike Pelfrey, Manny Acosta, Ramon Ramirez and Andres Torres were each tendered contracts and offered salary arbitration. The team has yet to officially announce the signings of Jon Rauch and Frank Francisco...

Mets cut Ronny Paulino and Mike Baxter

The Mets cut Ronny Paulino and Mike Baxter tonight (making them free agents), which puts the team’s 40-man roster at 38. The Mets have yet to officially announce the signings of Jon Rauch and Frank Francisco, both of whom will need to be added to the roster – meaning a player will eventually be removed to make room. Matthew Cerrone: Paulino would have likely earned around ...

Mets weighing decision on Paulino

The clock is up on Ronny Paulino. The Mets must decide by midnight ET on Monday night whether or not to offer arbitration to Paulino, who disappointed in his first season in New York.

MMO Flashback: 12/13/2010 – It’s Always About The Money

MMO FLASHBACK - DECEMBER 13, 2010 I feel compelled to pen something before the end of this year, although it is a year that we would all like to forget as Mets fans.  We have had almost nothing to brag about during the off-season as fans of the Metropolitans except that we have returning players that may help us before the All Star break and that is not even a guarantee, i.e...

Decisions on Pelfrey, Acosta & Paulino will be tonight

Tonight is the deadline for teams to decide whether to cut or keep arbitration-eligible players for next season. If the player is non-tendered, he becomes a free agent. If he is tendered a deal, it is essentially a guaranteed one-year contract. However, if he and the team cannot reach agreement on a salary, the player can choose to have that number determined by an arbitrator...

Mets non-tender Ronny Paulino and Mike Baxter, keep Big Pelf

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Mets Part Ways With Paulino and Baxter

The Mets declined to offer contracts to catcher Ronny Paulino and outfielder Mike Baxter.

Mets non-tender Paulino and Baxter; Tender contracts to Pelfrey, Acosta

Photo by Michael G. Baron As expected, the New York Mets non-tendered catcher Ronny Paulino and outfielder Mike Baxter while tendering contracts to both Manny Acosta and Mike Pelfrey, according to Adam Rubin of ESPN New York. This move should come as no surprise as it was reported a couple weeks back by Andy Martino of the Daily News that some officials within the New York Mets organization...

Bats: Mets Part Ways With Paulino and Baxter

The Mets declined to offer contracts to catcher Ronny Paulino and outfielder Mike Baxter.

Two Out of Three Ain't Bad

There were three guys I wanted gone. Sad that our winter checklists these days include who we want gone instead of who we want to arrive. Angel Pagan was one. The other was non-tendered tonight. Now when I hear non-tender I get all tingly thinking it's going to be Mike Pelfrey. Instead, it was the third player on the list: back-up catcher Ronny Paulino. I know for some of you...

Tonight’s arbitration deadline and the 40-man roster

By picking up Jeremy Hefner off waivers today, the Mets announced that their 40 man roster is full. Also, tonight is the deadline for teams to decide whether to cut or keep arbitration-eligible players for next season. Ronny Paulino, Mike Pelfrey and Manny Acosta are all eligible for arbitration. Matthew Cerrone: I’m sure the front office is jamming right now, as they figure...
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