Today was a busy day in terms of Mets rumors, at least by this offseason’s standards. Here are the latest news, notes and rumors:
- Daniel Murphy, Ike Davis, and Bobby Parnell have all filed for arbitration according to Adam Rubin of ESPN New York. MLB Trade Rumors projects Murphy to make $3 million, Ike Davis to make $2.8, and Parnell to make about $1.5 million.
- Scott Hairston is expected to make a decision on which team he will play for this season sometime this week. According to Jon Heyman of CBS Sports, the Mets rejected an offer by the Hairston camp that would keep him a Met for two years and $8 million. The Hairston camp obviously wants something closer to the two-year, $10 million deal Jonny Gomes got from Boston this winter, but Hairston doesn’t have nearly the same consistency over his career that Gomes does and doesn’t have the same power.
- The Nationals acquired yet another big piece today, signing Rafael Soriano to a two-year, $28 million deal with a $14 million vesting option. Soriano, 33, was seeking a four-year deal after saving 42 games for the Yankees last season with a 2.26 ERA in 69 appearances.
- A Justin Upton trade seems increasingly unlikely, as the Mets are unwilling to give up top pitching prospect Zack Wheeler in a trade. Jon Heyman reports that the two sides “don’t see a fit.” The price on Upton right now seems way too high, and with inflated numbers in the hitter-friendly Chase Field, the Mets are smart to back off.