Mets tender five ….

CHURCH: Arbitration case.

CHURCH: Arbitration case.

The following Mets were tendered contracts and will go through the arbitration process:

1. Ryan Church (30): Hit .276 with 12 homers, but was ineffective after sustaining a concussion in late May. He’s the projected right fielder.

2. John Maine (27): Season was cut short with shoulder injury that required surgery. Reports have him ready for spring training He’s the projected third starter.

3. Pedro Feliciano (32): Is the primary situational lefty following the trade of Scott Schoeneweis to Arizona.

4. Duaner Sanchez (29): Had problems coming back from two shoulder surgeries. Acquisition of J.J. Putz takes off the pressure. Was pitching brilliantly before injured in 2006.

5. Jeremy Reed (27): Acquired in 12-player deal this week. Is expected to assume departed Endy Chavez’s role.

These players can file from Jan. 5-15. The Mets have to exchange their salary offer by Jan. 19. The hearings are from Feb. 1-21.

3 thoughts on “Mets tender five ….

  1. We have a new leader in the most outrageous contract of the off season. Cleveland signing the often-injured Kerry Wood for 2 years $20 million. What will Orlando Hernandez, Kris Benson and Carl Pavano get?

  2. I dont know #5, but the others worry me.

    I hope Church can be the player he started out to be and that Maine reverts to a few years ago.

    Sanchez is a complete mystery and I would assume will never be the pitcher he once was.