The Mets and Daniel Murphy avoid arbitration

By Michael Lecolant

The New York Mets and second baseman Daniel Murphy avoided arbitration by agreeing to an $8 million dollar pact for the upcoming season.

Aug 26, 2014; New York, NY, USA; New York Mets second baseman Daniel Murphy (28) looks on from the dugout during the third inning of a game against the Atlanta Braves at Citi Field. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports

The Mets also recently agreed to one-year deals with Ruben Tejada, Dillon Gee, and Bobby Parnell.

  • Daniel Murphy – $8 million
  • Ruben Tejada- $1.88 million
  • Dillon Gee- $5.3 million
  • Bobby Parnell – $3.7 million
  • Cost to date: $18.88 million

The club has yet to reach agreements with pitchers Jeurys Familia and Jenrry Mejia, and first baseman Lucas Duda.

Friday, 1:00pm, was the cut-off for teams and eligible players to exchange salary arbitration figures.

Arbitration hearings would take place between February 1st and 21st.

The last time the Mets went to arbitration with a player was in 2008 with Oliver Perez.


Check out Thursday’s podcast – the Rising Apple Report.

Or, I welcome you to read The Daniel Murphy Conundrum for my opinion regarding what is potentially Daniel’s last season as a Met.