The MLB Players Association officially announced that Ike Davis, Daniel Murphy and Bobby Parnell of the Mets have filed for arbitration. Barring any settlement, the two sides will exchange salary figures on Friday and have hearings beginning next month in Florida.
According to Adam Rubin of ESPN New York, the last time a player and the Mets went to arbitration was in 2008 when Scott Boras won on behalf of Oliver Perez and the southpaw earned $6.5 million. Perez’s hearing had snapped a streak of 16 straight seasons in which the Mets settled with all of their arbitration-eligible players.
MLB Trade Rumors reviewed the Mets arbitration eligible players in October and projected the following:
Daniel Murphy – $3MM
Bobby Parnell – $1.5MM
Ike Davis – $2.8MM
Ike Davis became arbitration eligible one year earlier than usual because he earned Super Two player status.
Davis and Murphy will get the most significant raises and using the above projections it will cost the Mets $7.3 million dol...