New York Mets rumors: Arbitration filing day! Plus more rumblings and links

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The New York Mets and their arbitration players will have until today, at noon, to exchange figures. Decision times are coming with the nine eligible players in the roster.

The links include a fun exercise to remember the Mets‘ 2000 roster, the one that made it all the way to the World Series. Also in the article are some of the best matchups for 2020.

Here are the New York Mets’ news and rumors: Today, at noon, is the deadline for teams and players to exchange arbitration figures. Nearly every ballclub is currently using a “file and trial” approach, which means that when they exchange numbers, the negotiations stop and the two parties go to a hearing. That’s why there will, most likely, be lots of settlements.

The Mets have nine arbitration-eligible players. Here is the list, with service time and Cot’s Baseball Contracts projected numbers:

  • Marcus Stroman (5.148): $11.75 million
  • Jake Marisnick (5.132): $3.25 million
  • Noah Syndergaard (4.149): $9.5 million
  • Steven Matz (4.099): $5 million
  • Michael Conforto (4.043): $8.5 million
  • Edwin Díaz (3.121): $3.75 million
  • Seth Lugo (3.082): $1.75 million
  • Brandon Nimmo (3.042): $1.25 million
  • Robert Gsellman (3.042): $1.1 million The folks at MetsMerized Online put together a quiz about the 2000 New York Mets roster. That’s the one that advanced to the World Series and lost it against the New York Yankees.

By clicking on the link above, you can take the quiz and test your knowledge of the 2000 Mets roster. Go give it a try. Anthony Castrovince reviewed the 20 most attractive matchups of the 2020 MLB season. He listed the Washington Nationals vs. New York Mets that they will play on March 26th at Citi Field. That would be Opening Day for both clubs.

Also in the list is the Mets vs. Marlins in San Juan, Puerto Rico, between April 28 and 30. Zack Wheeler and the Philadelphia Phillies will meet with the Mets between March 30 and April 1.