The Mets have avoided arbitration with the following players: Ike Davis, Daniel Murphy, Bobby Parnell, Eric Young Jr., and Ruben Tejada. Two players, Dillon Gee and Lucas Duda, have yet to reach a settlement with the team.
Tejada will earn $1.1 million in 2014, which is a slight salary raise from last year's campaign. Sandy Alderson has stated that Tejada may start the season as the team's regular shortstop, despite their reported interest in free agent Stephen Drew.
The 24 year old infielder hit .202/.259/.260 in 57 games for the Mets in 2013. He was demoted to Triple-A Las Vegas early on in the season, and came back up in September, only to break his leg in a collision with outfielder Andrew Brown.
Davis and the Mets have agreed on a $3.5 million salary for 2014. The 26 year old slugger struggled mightily in 2013, as he hit .205/.326/.334 with only 9 home runs in 103 games. Like Tejada, he was also demoted to the minor leagues during the season. With the 51s, he managed to put up better numbers as he hit .293/.424/.667 in a brief 21 game stint.
The Mets have been shopping Davis all winter long, but haven't found an offer to their liking yet. Right now it appears that they are content with leaving him on the roster, and giving him the opportunity to be the star he was once sought out to become.
Eric Young Jr., acquired from Colorado in a mid-season waiver swap, hit .251 in 91 games with the Mets. He also had 38 stolen bases with New York, and a total of 46 swiped bags on the year, which led the National League.
He will earn $1.85 million in 2014, but his role with next year's squad is still unknown. It's possible he could see time out in center field next year, giving Juan Lagares occasional days off, or even second base if need be.
Bobby Parnell has agreed to a $3.7 million settlement with an extra $50,000 bonus if he appears in 60 or more games. The 29 year old closer had a 2.16 ERA with 22 saves last year, but his season was cut short after he underwent surgery for a herniated disk in early September.
Murphy had a solid 2013 season, as he hit .286 in 161 games for the team. He will earn $5.7 million next year, which is a salary raise of about $3 million. He can earn an extra $50,000 if he reaches 500 plate appearances.