January 22, 2014

Mets & Duda Settle At $1.6375M

The Mets will avoid arbitration hearings yet again this year after signing Lucas Duda to a one year deal worth $1.6375 million dollars.  Duda had been the one hold out from the seven players who filed for arbitration last week.  The sides settled just $12,500 from the midpoint of the figures the they exchanged last week, in Duda's favor.

This number comes in lower than the $1.8 million experts predicted Duda would earn via arbitration.  this brings the Mets opening day payroll down to $82.36 million, including the roughly $500k owed to Matt Harvey who will spend the season on the disabled list.

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