The non tender deadline was today at 2pm EST. What did the Mets do today?
– Non tender Chasen Shreve: For some a surprise, but I expected Shreve to be non tendered. Shreve was out of options and not a lock for the bullpen. However, with the Mets without a lefty, this should mean the Mets will add one (and more depth on MiLB deals). The Shreve move makes Zamora the only lefty on the 40 man roster. Still think Shreve is type of pitcher who should be avaliable on MiLB deal, which makes this move logical.
– Matz avoid arbritration: Steven Matz has settled with the Mets for $5.1M. After his horrible 2020, many wanted Matz out of town. However, there are reasons to keep the lefty as he was solid in 2018/2019. Plus pitchers like Ray are getting $8M, making Matz $5.1M a cheaper option. Important to note that Matz can still be released before March 17th. This will mean the Mets will owe him just $816k. So this move does make a lot of sense.
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– Guillermo Herredia stays: A surprising move with the Mets keeping Guillermo Herredia. Yes, he was solid in limited time and gives us some CF depth. Still, he is a type of player which can be had on a MiLB deal (like Shreve). He will keep a 40 man roster spot, which isn’t necessary. It is also important to note that Herredia is still under control thru 2023.
– Robert Gselmann stays?: the most surprising move is the Mets tendering Gsellman a contract. I have no explanation for keeping Gsellman, who hasn’t been good at all. He has no value and no role on this team right now. You can add way better depth for cheap so this one is mind boggling to me.
– Nick Tropeano, Paul Sewald and Ariel Jurado are gone: the Mets also did not tender a contract too Paul Sewald, Ariel Jurado and surprisingly the recently claimed Tropeano.
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