Originally written on Mets Merized Online  |  Last updated 1/17/13
The Mets and Bobby Parnell have avoided arbitration and agreed to a one-year, $1.7 million contract for 2013. That’s more than the $1.5MM that MLBTR had projected. Original Post 1/16  Mets first baseman Ike Davis, second baseman Daniel Murphy and reliever Bobby Parnell have all officially filed for arbitration. The two sides now have a few weeks to try and reach a settlement before they go to an arbitration hearing in February to determine their 2013 salary. An independent arbitrator will review the evidence presented by each side and then choose one of the salary figures each side presents. 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 Oc...
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