That includes Jacob deGrom, who agreed to a one-year, $17 million contract for 2019. The team avoided arbitration with the power right-hander.
DeGrom's $9.6 million pay bump from last year's $7.4 million salary is a record for arbitration. This raise, which beat deGrom's projected salary by about $4 million, should also put deGrom in a favorable mindset to begin a long term negotiation.
DeGrom led the majors with a 1.70 ERA in 217 innings and was selected to his second All-Star Game. He was fifth in MVP voting after receiving little run support on a fourth-place squad.More news: Brighton 0-1 Liverpool
NY agreed to terms with its final five arbitration-eligible players, meaning that it won't require a hearing with any of them. One presumes the relationship between the Mets and deGrom remains strong.
The right-hander, who turns 29 in May, missed two full seasons following Tommy John surgery in March 2015.
ASTROS: Third baseman Alex Bregman will be limited at the start of spring training after arthroscopic surgery to remove loose bodies from his right elbow. He's a two-time All-Star selection and was the 2014 Rookie of the Year.
Mets settled with all arbitration eligible guys. Syndergaard earned $2.975 million for 2018 but put together yet another solid season to help boost his free agency prospects after the 2021 season.More news: Islamic State in 'final moments' in Syria
PIRATES: Pittsburgh avoided arbitration with outfielder Corey Dickerson and reliever Keone Kela, reaching one-year deals with both players. The local kid from Long Island earned $577,000 past year and this is his first exposure to salary arbitration.
MARLINS: Florida avoided arbitration with J.T. Realmuto by agreeing to a $5.9 million deal with the All-Star catcher, who has been mentioned in numerous trade scenarios. He is expected to become a free agent after the upcoming season.
The oft-injured Matz ($2,625,000) finally made it through a full major league season for the first time previous year, going 5-11 with a 3.97 ERA in 30 starts.More news: Winter Weather Advisory in effect; expect heavy snow in Chicago-area counties