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Mets resign Harvey and deGrom to 1-year deals. deGrom gets a hefty raise.
Mets re-signed a pair of their potential aces to 1-year deals. Mets GM Sandy Alderson got 27-year-old Matt Harvey to sign a 1-year deal for $5.125 million deal with performance bonuses equal to $75,000. Harvey gets a raise from his $4.325 million 2016 salary.
Harvey's 2016 season was cut short by surgery for thoracic outlet syndrome. He finished the season going 4-10, 4.86 ERA. Harvey is 29-28 lifetime with a 2.94 ERA
Also Jacob deGrom, 28 avoided arbitration by signing a 1-year deal for $4.05 million with performance bonuses equal to $50,000. deGrom was shut-down for more than a month at the season's end. He finished the season going 7-8 with a 3.04 ERA. It's a huge raise for deGrom who made just $607,000 last season.
In 2016 the team's true ace was Noah Syndergaard, 24 who went 14-9 with a 2.60 ERA and had 218 strikeouts. He made a mere $535,000 you would think he's in line to get a huge raise also.
The surprise in 2016 pitching staff for the Mets were the solid short-term starting pitching performances of two of their 2011 amateur draft picks. Seth Lugo, 27 went 5-2 with a 2.67 ERA. He made the MLB minimum salary of $507,500. Lugo was a 34th round amateur draft pick.
Also in 2011, Mets drafted Robert Gsellman in the 13th round. He filled in nicely in the starting rotation when the Mets lost both Harvey and deGrom to injuries. Gsellman went 4-2, 2.42
With Bartolo Colon lost in free agency to the Braves, who will join the promising young staff above? Will it be Steven Matz, 25 who started last season hot. He finished the year with a 9-8 record to go with a 3.40 ERA.
Mets bullpen remains in-tact as Familia re-signed for 1-year at $7.425 million and set-up man and can be closer Addison Reed inked a 1-year deal worth $7.75 million.
No matter who completes the Mets five man rotation, Mets still have a young pitching staff to envy as well as an offensive superstar in Cepedes who was signed early on for four more years at a cost of $110 million.