April 19, 2021

Marcus Stroman is biggest winner in Mets arbitration raises (New York Post)

Marcus Stroman was the biggest winner among the Mets’ arbitration-eligible players on Friday.

The right-hander, who can become a free agent next offseason, received a contract worth $12 million for 2020, as all nine of the Mets’ arbitration-eligible players reached agreement with the club.

Stroman, who arrived from the Blue Jays at the trade deadline, went 4-2 with a 3.77 ERA in 11 starts for the Mets last season, when he earned $7.4 million. Stroman was acquired in large part as insurance against Zack Wheeler leaving through free agency. Last month, Wheeler signed a five-year contract with the Phillies worth $118 million.

Noah Syndergaard ($9.7 million), Michael Conforto ($8 million), Edwin Diaz ($5.1 million), Steven Matz ($5 million), Jake Marisnick ($3,312,500), Brandon Nimmo ($2.175), Seth Lugo ($2 million) and Robert Gsellman ($1.225) were the other Mets players who reached agreements with the club.

Wilmer Flores is the only Mets player over the last decade to take the team to arbitration — he won his case in 2017. Previously, Oliver Perez took the Mets to arbitration and won his case in 2008.

Syndergaard had a down year by his standards, pitching to a 4.28…

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