Chalk another one up for the players; Oliver Perez beat the Mets in his arbitration hearing. He’ll get $6.5MM rather than $4.725MM. This decision shouldn’t really affect Perez’s next contract much. He’s a Boras-represented free agent. If he has a big year, he could get $13-15MM annually on his next deal.
It’s funny that you mention the 2009 free agent class. I just touched up my list.