Arbitration Eligibles: New York Mets

The Mets are next in our arbitration eligibles series

Pelfrey will be tendered a contract after his strong 2010, unless the Boras client signs an extension.  He owns a 4.34 career ERA with 43 wins, which should be enough to get him more than $3MM.  Pagan and Dickey were a couple of bright spots in the Mets' season, and both will be back next year.  In Dickey's case, interest in a multiyear deal appears mutual

Green missed most of the season with a torn rib cage muscle and a stress fracture in a rib, so he could be retained for a modest raise on top of this year's $975K salary.  Maine is operating from a $3.3MM base, and made only nine starts for the Mets before succumbing to a shoulder injury that eventually required surgery.  Even at no raise, he's a likely non-tender.  Maine would hit the free agent market before his 30th birthday.

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  1. Dave_Gershman 5 years ago

    Sean Green has been really, really good down the stretch this season. I say he gets kept but not John Maine. I say the Brewers sign John Maine to a 1 yr $2MM deal.

    • Guest 5 years ago

      You’re kidding right? Green pitched less than 10 innings this year and was garbage like always.

      Maine isn’t worth 2 million anymore.

      • Dave_Gershman 5 years ago

        9+ k/9 for Green and a 3.86 ERA with all of those runs coming in one outing. also .172 against RHB.

        So if by garbage you mean good, then yes, garbage.

        • tacko 5 years ago

          Green is absolutely terrible and any front office would know that an 3.86 ERA means nothing if a whip of 1.6 comes along with it. I wouldn’t be surprised if the Mets non-tender him this off-season.

        • Guest 5 years ago

          3.86 as a RH setup man? 1.607 WHIP? What are you talking about dude?

    • vtadave 5 years ago

      8 BB in 8 IP is “really really good”? Come on dude…

    • jimboslice9 5 years ago

      I hope that the rumors a year or so ago weren’t true that the Brewers were offering Corey Hart for John Maine. If so, I think I’m going to bash my head against a wall if you don’t mind.

      • Just_MLB 5 years ago

        there were rumors that the brewers were shopping corey last year. I dont think it would’ve been straight up hart for maine. there probably were other prospects involved. either way, corey hit 11 HR and .260 in a bandbox for RH hitters with some solid protection. Put him in Citifield hitting in front of Jason Bay and he repeats those numbers. I believe that the brewers wanted Maine b/c they knew he was best under Rick Peterson, still relatively young and cheap. At the time they didnt know if Corey was going to sign an extension or wait til he hit free-agency in 2011, so they put out some feelers. Francour at the end of 2009 appeared to have found his stroke, was cheaper, popular, good with the media, all the things that matter to the wilpons.
        the rotation was a question mark going into 2010. their rotation was santana, pelfrey, ollie, maine, 5th starter up for grabs. next year it is looking like pelfrey, dickey, niese, gee, and mejia. It COULD look like Lee/Pelfrey/Dickey/Niese/Gee
        then when Santana comes back in 2012, it would be Lee/Santana/Pelfrey/Niese/Gee
        with Mejia or Parnell closing.

    • Just_MLB 5 years ago

      just went to baseball-reference and saw that he only pitched 9 innings this year.
      what stretch was this ?
      are u talking about Shawn Green…or Sean Green?
      does it make a difference…neither one played for the mets this year..

  2. mrsjohnmiltonrocks 5 years ago

    I’m not much of a fan of Sean Green, and I think John Maine will probably be non tendered. If the Mets still want to rehabilitate him, or if they think they can, they can bring him back on a lesser deal. If he’s not interested in that, I let him move on.

    Keep R A Dickey around; just don’t get to crazy on the $’s and years.

  3. Guest 5 years ago

    Why is there a Yankee fan on this forum? Get off, and go deal with your wonderful pitching rotation.

  4. Backup_Slider 5 years ago

    It’s sad that lost in the shuffle of so many consequential games today that most baseball fans missed seeing Jerry Manuel commit the baseball equivalent of hari kari (no relation to Harry Caray) by sending Oliver Perez into a Mets-Nats game in the top of 14th inning to essentially put a comatose ballgame out of its misery (though Manuel later tried to conceal the act by yanking Perez after the go-ahead run had scored). What a fitting way for the Manuel-Minaya Mets era to come to an end, and I say that as someone who is not a member of the Mets frustrated fanbase.

  5. The_Porcupine 5 years ago

    It’s a rather sad state when the Mets are pinning their hopes on RA Dickey.

  6. Ugh don’t remind me about it seriously that was just horrible even seeing that….look Manuel’s a nice guy and all but he clearly doesn’t have all the know how of strategies nowadays to contend with other teams (just way to many small mistakes this year overall). Also whats funny is I don’t have the stat but the amount of 1 or 2 run loses for the Mets this year absolutely astounding there had to have been atleast 20 or 25 games where they’ve easily could have won the games but didn’t because no one could produce a damn run. As far as Omar Minaya goes I give him credit for being able to find young talent thru the draft and internationally but whether if was Jeff Wilpon or not he didn’t get the job done (especially in regards to trades or deadline deals he was horrible in that regard). RA Dickey was absolutely awesome this year and totally should get a good 2 year deal at $3 mil per he totally deserves it and is the total opposite of Oliver Perez you can’t even compare the two period.

  7. Guest 5 years ago

    I can’t wait until RA Dickey has a great 2011 season, better season then any other Yankee starter right now.

  8. Just_MLB 5 years ago

    only met fans would compare giving RA Dickey a 2 year 4 million dollar contract with giving Ollie Perez a 3 year 36 million dollar contract. smh.

    RA has 1 year of arbitration left….after that he can be a free-agent. so if u give him a 2 year contract with a 1 year team option, ur only committed to an extra year beyond next year.

    I feel like im talking to emotional women when dealing with fellow met fans. its like the concept of logic completely evades them.

  9. DICKEY!!!

  10. MetsEventually 5 years ago

    Well, I heard that Pedro Feliciano is out as a Met. Add Tatis, Escobar, Blanco and Dessens to the list too.

  11. Good luck with A.J. “Black-Eye” Burnett’s Multi-Year Deal! #2 Pitcher? LMAO!

  12. icedrake523 5 years ago

    Dickey’s extension probably won’t be more than $2-3M. No one is talking about him getting $10M over 4 years.

    BTW, those 27 championships have nothing to do with Burnett. This is why people hate Yankee fans. What Babe Ruth and Mickey Mantle did over 40 years ago has no relevance to today.

  13. CitizenSnips 5 years ago

    Who said anything about an expensive deal? Hell Dickey even said recently he’d take a pay cut if it meant the Mets can sign other players.

  14. mikefichera 5 years ago

    The Yankees don’t spend the same with anyone.

  15. PeateHenton 5 years ago

    With Ruth and Gehrig why didn’t you guys win em all?

  16. Im sorry, did you say the mets and yankees spend the same? I’m sorry to say that wherever it is you get your information from, you are quite wrong…the Yankees outspent the Mets by a cool $100 million this year…

  17. Corey Italiano 5 years ago

    I’d take a bet that Burnett is more likely to return to form than Jason Bay.

  18. Corey Italiano 5 years ago

    To be fair, not all Yankee fans act like this.

  19. Not trying to brag, don’t take it the wrong way, but Burnett did pitch a great game of the WS, which was absolutely huge, and clutch…

  20. TapDancingTeddy 5 years ago

    I’ve seen the Yanks in eleven WS with seven wins. I don’t know how old Avi is, but for someone who is 40 yrs. or older, 7 of the 27 championships are very, very relevant. Since I follow the Knicks, Nets and Jets, the Yanks have provided almost all the fun I’ve EVER had as a sports fan.The value to me of having seen so many winners is not lost on the baseball club I follow. To them it has everything to do with AJ Burnett and what he’s worth. So while I personally don’t look at him as being worth 5 @ 16M, Yankee contracts are not judged on normal terms.The Yankees revenues are based on perpetuating playoff appearances. In fifteen of the last sixteen years, the Yanks have made the playoffs. That keeps the Stadium full despite crazy-high ticket prices, keeps people following the team on TV and Radio in record numbers, and it sells all the shirts and hats you see on the streets.In 2009 AJ pitched 207 innings at a 4.07 ERA with a bad WHIP of 1.401. Isolated from re-starting the playoff appearances after a 2008 misfire, and not taking into account WS win 27, he wasn’t worth that much. But, when you consider that the team made another postseason with Burnett’s help, and that his pitching was key in winning the most recent of the championships with which Avi happily taunts Met fans, 16M is fine. The obvious mediocrity of AJ’s performance is irrelevant. The fact that he was available when a pitcher was needed, that he signed, and that the team won is the bigger side of the equation.Now to 2010. This year, AJ’s been his career worst. Only 186 innings at a 5.26 ERA with a terrible 1.511 WHIP. But the Yanks made the postseason again, and should he help us with a playoff series or two, the Yanks will look at his contract as having paid off again. Should he falter in the playoffs, the contract will be looked at as having one good year and one bad.What the future holds for AJ is uncertain. All he needs to do in 2011 to justify the amount he is happily “overpaid” is rebound to the level of an innings eater who can suck down 200 stanzas at an era of around 4.00 to 4.25. If the inevitable 2010 playoff appearance results, and AJ pitches decently therein everyone will be happy.Boston is close to the Yankee way of doing things, but even they are willing to accept non-playoff seasons to avoid bad contracts. The Yanks on the other hand embrace bad contracts, swallow them happily, and consider them a cost of doing business. They will continue to do so as long as the playoff appearances keep coming. That’s were you see the relevance of the 27 championships.The winning cachet is worth the dollars wasted on individual contracts. The image of a super power is self-justifying if you can keep adding WS Titles. And in the end Avi is right: It is all about the 27 championships even if he never saw ANYof them. Those championships, the HOF players and their monuments sell today’s tickets and keep the money rolling in.

  21. mikefichera 5 years ago

    I’ll take that bet.

  22. Just_MLB 5 years ago

    so let me get this straight…fly ball pitcher in a his 5th year in the AL East…hitters more familiar with him…

    yeah I’ll take that bet.

  23. moses0507 5 years ago

    How many of those world series did you actually SEE??? And Dickey then Next Oliver Perez? Do you know anything?

  24. adropofvenom 5 years ago

    Except, there’s absolutely zero reason to think Dickey is going to get 3 years and 36 million, or anything even remotely close to those figures. Chances are, he doesn’t even get 10 million over the next 2 years, combined.

    Comparing Perez’s contract to what Dickey might get is lunacy, because there’s no comparison.

  25. Guest 5 years ago

    Problem with that is Perez never had control, just threw hard and had a slider that broke towards the hitters. Knuckle Baller with control, can’t just give away the guy.

  26. icedrake523 5 years ago

    First, it is bragging. Second, one game isn’t worth $83M.

  27. tacko 5 years ago

    A multi-year deal with Dickey has absolutely no relevance to the Perez signing. Dickey is poised to make 2-3 million per year for 2-3 years, not 12 million per for 3 years. And the Mets signed Perez out of desperation and leverage from Boras and Perez. The Mets have leverage with Dickey because he is still arbitration and there is mutual interest.
    And everyone knows how many championships your precious Yankees have- and your obsession with it just shows that it’s the only reason you root for them.

  28. adropofvenom 5 years ago

    You do realize that when the Yankees spend 70 million more then the Mets, that by defination, they are far away in terms of payroll right?

    70 million per would buy the Mets the ability to cover up a lot of mistakes. You know, like that 18 million per you’re going to be paying A.J. Burnett over the next 3 years.

  29. tacko 5 years ago

    Saying that payroll has no correlation with winning is probably the most untrue statement of baseball since A-Rod lied to Katie Couric.
    What do you think those teams spend the extra money on that poorer teams can’t? BETTER PLAYERS. Why have some of them been losing recently? Because they’ve had bad luck and made bad investments recently. But take the records of the richer teams the past ten or twenty years and compare them to the records of smaller market teams.

  30. LioneeR 5 years ago

    You act like the 40 million difference between NY and BOS is tiny. How do you not realize how huge that is. 40 million is enough to for 2 superstars. Maybe CC and Tex? They are probably over the 40, but you see my point.

    Stupid Yankee fans.

  31. PeateHenton 5 years ago

    They are still paying players that don’t play for them,as the Mets in Bobby Bonilla,their payroll is actually closer to 300 million. I still think Catfish Hunter is being paid. With players as Ruth and Gehrig,why didn’t they win every year?

  32. Guest 5 years ago

    Ah, but when it comes to the WS it matters most.

  33. tacko 5 years ago

    You are really undermining the role of payroll in baseball way to much. Even Billy Beane admitted that small market teams can’t win as often as big market teams because a) they can’t hold on to their homegrown players past arbitration, b) they can’t afford proven players through free agency, and c) they can’t cover their mistakes like other teams can.
    The Yankees payroll even plays a part in their homegrown players because it makes them the only teams that can afford them. Who else can pay Jeter, Rivera, Posada for close to 20 mill each a year. On a small market team, they would only stay on the same roster for their arbitration years.
    If the Yankees were the Rays, Jeter would be playing for the Sox, Rivera for the Mets, and Posada for the Tigers during the 00’s.
    I’ll admit, the only reason the Yankees didn’t make the playoffs in 2008 was because of plain bad luck. They had bad years from Pettite, Rasner, Giambi, Pavano, Wang, etc.
    But how did they respond? By spending way more money than everyone else that winter by splurging on Burnett, Sabathia, and Teixeira to fix their mistakes.
    In baseball more than any other sport, money = winning, putting luck aside. It’s an undeniable truth.

  34. The_Porcupine 5 years ago

    Just because they didn’t win the World Series in 2001-2005 doesn’t mean that the Yanks didn’t “win.” Consistency in getting to the playoffs should not be underestimated. To me, that is almost as important than the titles. Take the titles away, and the Yanks are still by far the most dominant organization just from the consistent winning. And this is from a Yankee hater.

  35. The_Porcupine 5 years ago

    God I hate agreeing with a Yankee fan, but your point about home grown talent is important. That is what separates the Yanks and Red Sox from the Cubs and Mets of the world (big payroll and historically willing to spend money, but little success with developing players). Its why the Phillies have been consistent winners the last few years.

  36. moses0507 5 years ago

    Still producing Homegrown talent??? WHERE?

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