Mets settle all seven arbitration cases

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Lucas Duda will compete with Ike Davis for the Mets first base job in Spring Training next month

By Steven Inman

The Mets and Lucas Duda have settled on a one-year deal worth $1.6375 million, avoiding an arbitration case. Their really wasn’t much doubt that the Mets and Duda would settle as they had no intention of attacking the slugger’s fluctuating confidence in a court case over a few hundred thousand bucks. 

The Mets have now settled all seven of their arbitration cases. Their payroll is now at a shade under $87 million, which was the exact payroll of the 2013 Mets. The Mets may be done signing players to major league deals at this point but this is the time in the off season where bargains can be had, such as SS Stephen Drew

2 Comments

Steve – Mission accomplished. Now it is up to these 7 players to become the major leaguer everyone hopes they will become. If they sign Drew I am all for it. If he becomes this years version of Michael Bourne then so be it. In hind sight the Mets didn’t really need Bourne after all. We will soon see what happens or doesn’t happen with Drew. Mike

Mike when I said Drew was the next Bourn, I meant it seems like Bourn last year, that the Mets and Bourn were the best fits for each other yet Bourn stayed on the market until February signing elsewhere with an unforeseen team. I believe the same result will come with Drew.

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