The Mets tendered contracts to all of their arbitration-eligible players, including three I thought they would cut free — Jenrry Mejia, Ruben Tejada and Carlos Torres.
Mejia is perhaps the most surprising. After all, he has 100 games left on his second PED suspension and has let the team down those two times. Why bother with him?
Tejada is also a surprise. He will earn upwards of $3 million, and he is not worth even half that, regardless of his broken leg heroics in the playoffs.
No one was writing about Torres not being non-tendered, but I was. He will probably get around $2 million in arbitration, and he really did not have such a great year in 2015. In fact, the Mets thought so much of him, they left him off the playoff roster. It seems as though the Mets can find a cheaper, better alternative.
The Mets offered also tendered contracts to Matt Harvey, Jeurys Familia, Lucas Duda, Addison Reed, Carlos Torres and Josh Edgin. No surprises there.