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 out how to make this all work before tonight’s arbitration deadline. Why? Well, they still have to add Jon Rauch and Frank Francisco, who the team reportedly signed last week. I assume they will non tender Paulino and bring back Pelfrey, which brings the 40-man to 39. The Mets could cut Acosta, which, with Paulino’s dismissal, would make room for Rauch and Francisco. However, if they want to retain Acosta, someone else on the roster must go… decisions, decisions.