The Mets and Ace of Jacob deGrom have avoided arbitration by accepting a one – year contract of $ 17 million today.

Since it gained $ 7.4 million last year, it is a record increase in arbitrage, and a record for a pitcher who is following the refereeing process for the third time. And that was certainly deserved after DeGrom's year of wins, Cy Young.

The Mets would still like to sign DeGrom for a long-term extension, but nothing seems particularly close on this front for the moment.

Fifteen players have not settled with their teams after exchanging their salaries before Friday's arbitration deadline, according to a report by Jeff Passan from ESPN. This does not necessarily mean that the 15 players will go to arbitration hearings, but as Craig wrote yesterday, it is certainly possible that the 30 teams will choose to forgo more informal negotiations in favor of a trial-and-file approach. trial. Passan, for his part, cites sources of teams of players and teams according to which it is expected that "a dozen hearings" in 2019.

In descending order, these were the numbers released on Friday, as reported by Jon Heyman of Fancred, Bob Nightengale of USA Today, Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic, etc .:

  • 3B Nolan Arenado: $ 30 Million, Rockies: $ 24 Million
  • RHP Gerrit Cole: $ 13.5 Million, Astros: $ 11.425 Million
  • RHP Trevor Bauer: $ 13 million, Indians: $ 11 million
  • LHP Alex Wood: $ 9.65 Million, Reds: $ 8.7 Million
  • RHP Aaron Nola: $ 6.75 million, Phillies: $ 4.5 million
  • RHP Blake Treinen: $ 6.4 Million, Athletics: $ 5.6 Million
  • RHP Luis Severino: 5.25 million dollars, Yankees: 4.4 million dollars
  • SS Carlos Correa: $ 5 million, Astros: $ 4.25 million
  • DE Tommy Pham: $ 4.1 million; departments: $ 3.5 million
  • OF Michael A. Taylor: $ 3.5 million, Nationals: $ 3.25 million
  • RHP Michael Fulmer: $ 3.4 million, Tigers: $ 2.8 million
  • RHP Kyle Barraclough: $ 2 million, National: $ 1.725 million
  • RHP Ryan Tepera: $ 1.8 Million, Blue Jays: $ 1.525 Million
  • LHP T.J. McFarland: $ 1.675 million, Astros: $ 1.275 million
  • RHP Chris Devenski: $ 1.65 million, Astros: $ 1.4 million

Arenado still has the biggest gap between its $ 30 million bid and the $ 24 million Rocky Mountain offer; as we have already indicated, he is about to win the biggest arbitration day of a season, no matter how much he has received. On the other hand, Chris Devenski and Michael A. Taylor have the shortest gaps to fill to date, with only $ 250,000 between the numbers posted and the bids of their respective teams.