Today was a big day in arbitration (or avoiding it) for all Major League teams–including the New York Mets. The Mets avoided arbitration with Andres Torres, Ramon Ramirez, Manny Acosta, and Mike Pelfrey. Their new salaries are after the jump.
Andres Torres: The outfielder will make $2.7 million in 2012 after collecting $2.2 million for the Giants in 2011. It was a 22.% salary spike.
Ramon Ramirez: Another former-Giant, Ramirez saw his salary go from $1.65 million in 2011 to a whopping $2.65 million in 2012. It was a 37.7% salary spike.
Manny Acosta: Despite his age (30), this was Acosta’s first pass at arbitration. The reliever made around league minimum in 2011 (say $414,000), but saw that rise to $875,000. The Acosta camp must be very pleased with a 111.3% salary raise.
Mike Pelfrey: Last but not least is the palm-licker. Big Pelf earned $3.925 million in 2011, and as expected, pocketed a respectable raise to $5.675 million. The starting pitcher received 44.5% salary boost for 2012.