Mets Avoid Arbitration With John Maine

The Mets have avoided arbitration with righty John Maine, reports MLB.com's Anthony DiComo. The AP (via SI.com) says that Maine will receive a $3.3MM base salary in 2010, with an extra $225K in performance bonuses (hat tip to MetsBlog.com)

Maine, 28, earned $2.6MM in 2009, though he only managed to make 15 starts because of a shoulder issue. He's posted a 4.01 ERA in four seasons in Queens after coming over from Baltimore in trade for Kris Benson following the 2006 season.


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  1. nitro2831 6 years ago

    where did you find the terms?

  2. nitro2831 6 years ago

    where did you find the terms?

  3. Infield Fly 6 years ago

    Metsvilleslugger:

    Well, let’s see how things go with the Maine man. Personally, I have come to feel that [freak] injury is just part of his makeup but it would be great to be proven wrong. One thing am not in love with is his attitude towards himself. I understand enough about perfectionism & rigid expectations to know that for many people it damages their performance instead of enhancing it. I see that in Maine and a lot of times I think he sabotages himself with his own expectations, right there on the mound. I wish he’d lay off that mind set.Kelvim? Yeah…the Angels weren’t able to salvage him (for the rotation) last year, and it’s hard to envision how well he’ll perform when he [hopefully] is called on to pitch back-to-back days. This will be an experiment for sure.

  4. wright_is_my_boy 6 years ago

    john maine is always my boy….

  5. Spirit of '69 6 years ago

    John Maine is a great guy with the potential to be a great pitcher. But he is a question mark, one of four question marks behind Santana. The Mets need a legitimate #2 starter to be serious. It’s tempting to drink the Kool-Aid and convince ourselves that Maine and Pelfrey will pitch to their potential and win between 15-18 games but the smart money says get a legitimate #2 and that may mean trading one of them.

    • Infield Fly 6 years ago

      The Mets could trade both of them and I feel confident I’d survive.

      Anyway, point taken.

  6. Infield Fly 6 years ago

    “His only problem is being able to consistently get into the late innings.”

    I wouldn’t say that. He’s got another problem: finding his way to the DL practically every season. You can’t get into the late innings from there.

  7. Infield Fly 6 years ago

    “His only problem is being able to consistently get into the late innings.”

    I wouldn’t say that. He’s got another problem: finding his way to the DL practically every season. You can’t get into the late innings from there.

  8. Infield Fly 6 years ago

    See post below. I forgot to hit “reply.”

  9. Infield Fly 6 years ago

    Yeah, Wright should really leave his brain in the dugout whenever he grabs his glove. Maybe that does go for Murphy too. As for the injury bug, you got a point. People get into group mentality all the time. Teams too. The question is how to break it up when it’s a BAD mentality. How about they overachieve in THAT department?? :-p

  10. Infield Fly 6 years ago

    Oh man, that thought has crossed my mind too many times to count. I won’t mince words: I daydream about seeing Fred & Jeff in our rear view mirror…but not too close.

  11. Infield Fly 6 years ago

    Stranger things have happened. I wouldn’t mind an increase in bobblehead & and other fun giveaways. 😉

  12. Infield Fly 6 years ago

    “Hello, Jeffrey? Could you and the kids head over to Flushing and arrange a little hostile takeover – say after playtime?”
    Works for me!!

    And yeah, loved those bats!

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