New York Mets News

Arbitration Updates: Dillon Gee & Lucas Duda

By Danny Abriano

The Mets have avoided arbitration with Daniel Murphy, Bobby Parnell, Ruben Tejada, Ike Davis, and Eric Young, Jr., but the club has yet to come to terms with the remaining two players – Dillon Gee and Lucas Duda.

Jul 22, 2013; New York, NY, USA; New York Mets starting pitcher Dillon Gee (35) pitches during the first inning against the Atlanta Braves at Citi Field. Credit: Anthony Gruppuso-USA TODAY Sports

However, the Mets have exchanged figures with representatives for both Gee and Duda, and there’s still a strong possibility both come to terms before the case(s) go before an arbitrator next month.

According to Adam Rubin of ESPN New York, Dillon Gee filed for $4.05 million, and the Mets offered 3.2 million.  In Rubin’s report, he notes that a source believes the Mets and Gee will find common ground and settle before possible arbitration.

Rubin also had the numbers that were exchanged between Lucas Duda and the Mets.  Duda filed for $1.9 million, and the Mets offered $1.35 million.

The Mets have roughly two weeks to come to an agreement with both Duda and Gee.

If one or both cases go before an arbitrator, the salary will be either what the player filed for or what the Mets’ offer was (not a number in-between).

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