New York Mets

Service time in years & days (through 2018 season).

Fred Wilpon Chairman of the Board & CEO
2002 -

  • Fred Wilpon, 2002 -
    • Fred Wilpon acquired full control of the Mets in buying out Nelson Doubleday’s 50% stake for $391M in 2002.
  • Nelson Doubleday & Fred Wilpon, 1986-2002
    • Publisher Nelson Doubleday and commercial real estate developer Fred Wilpon bought the club as equal partners for $80.75M in 1986.
  • Doubleday and Company, 1980-86
    • Doubleday and Company bought the franchise for $21.1M in 1980.
  • Charles Payson, 1975-80
    • Upon his wife’s death, Charles Payson assumed control of the Mets.
  • Joan Whitney Payson, 1962-75
    • Heiress and businesswoman Joan Whitney Payson, a minority owner in the New York Giants baseball club, paid $50,000 for rights to the NL’s 1962 expansion team in New York. Additionally, Payson paid $1.8M for players in the expansion draft.
  • Forbes magazine valued the club at $2.1 billion in April, 2018.
METS PAYROLLS
Year 25-man Opening Day 40-man Year End (rank)
2018 $150,558,844 $ ()
2017 $154,437,460 $164,660,792 (15)
2016 $135,188,085 $156,801,072 (15)
2015 $101,344,283 $109,779,018 (19)
2014 $ 84,951,365 $ 92,856,260 (21)
2013 $ 93,684,590 $ 95,128,685 (17)
2012 $ 94,508,822 $103,710,802 (11)
2011 $142,797,166 $142,244,744 (5)
2010 $126,498,096 $127,560,042 (6)
2009 $149,373,987 $142,229,759 (2)
2008 $137,793,376 $144,693,962 (3)
2007 $115,231,663 $120,927,727 (4)
2006 $101,084,963 $116,571,696 (3)
2005 $101,305,821 $103,985,823 (3)
2004 $ 96,660,970 $103,199,231 (4)
2003 $117,476,429 $116,253,927 (2)
2002 $ 94,633,593 $ 94,395,575 (6)
2001 $ 93,674,429 $ 93,125,240 (6)
2000 $ 79,800,000 $ 82,246,383 (4)
  • Opening Day payrolls include salaries and pro-rated signing bonuses for players on active roster and disabled list, as well as guaranteed salaries to be earned that season by players no longer on the roster. Deferred payments and performance or award bonuses are not included.
  • Year End payrolls compiled by Major League Baseball include salaries and pro-rated shares of signing bonuses, earned incentive bonuses, non-cash compensation, cash transactions and buyouts of unexercised options. Deferred salaries may be discounted to reflect present-day value.

Brodie Van Wagenen General Manager
4 years (2019-22)

  • 4 years (2019-22)

    • hired by NY Mets as General Manager 10/29/18
  • Creative Artists Agency (CAA Sports), 2006-18
    • Co-Head, Baseball and player agent
  • IMG Baseball, 2001-06
    • Vice President
  • former Executive VP of Baseball Operations & GM Sandy Alderson
    • 1 year (2018)
      • signed extension with NY Mets 12/20/17
    • 2 years (2016-17)
      • signed extension with NY Mets 9/23/14, with club simultaneously exercising 2015 option from previous deal
    • 4 years (2011-14), plus 2015 club option
      • hired by NY Mets as GM 10/29/10, replacing Omar Minaya
  • former General Manager Omar Minaya
      • 3 years (2010-12), plus 2013-14 club options
        • signed extension with NY Mets 10/2/08 – about $1M annually
        • fired by Mets 10/4/10
      • 5 years/about $4M (2005-09)
        • hired by NY Mets 9/04
  • Senior VP, Baseball Operations & Assistant GM John Ricco
  • VP, International & Amateur Scouting Tom Tanous
  • Special Assistant to the GM Omar Minaya
  • Director, Player Development Ian Levin

Mickey Callaway Manager
3 years (2018-20), plus 2021 option

  • 3 years (2018-20), plus 2021 option
    • hired as manager by NY Mets 10/23/17
    • 2018 salary of $0.85M
  • Cleveland, 2013-17
    • pitching coach
  • former manager Terry Collins (2011-17)
    • 2 years/about $3M (2016-17)
      • signed extension with NY Mets 11/3/15
      • resigned as manager 10/2/17 and will serve as Special Assistant to the General Manager
    • 2 years (2014-15)
      • signed extension with NY Mets 9/30/13
    • 2 years (2011-12), plus 2013 club option
      • hired as manager by NY Mets 11/21/10
      • NY Mets exercised 2013 option 9/27/11
  • former manager Jerry Manuel (2008-10)
    • 1 year (2008)
      • promoted to manager on interim basis by NY Mets 6/17/08
    • 2 years/about $1.5M (2009-10), plus 2011 club option
      • signed extension with Mets as permanent manager 10/3/08
      • fired by Mets 10/4/10

 

Yoenis Cespedes lf
4 years/$110M (2017-20)

  • 4 years/$110M (2017-20)
    • re-signed by NY Mets as a free agent 11/30/16
    • 17:$22.5M, 18:$29M, 19:$29M, 20:$29.5M
    • full no-trade protection
    • matches Alex Rodriguez at $27.5M average annual value, second-largest AAV ever for position player behind Miguel Cabrera’s $29.2M
  • 3 years/$75M (2016-18)
    • re-signed by NY Mets as a free agent 1/26/16
    • $10M signing bonus
    • 16:$17.5M, 17:$23.75M, 18:$23.75M
    • Cespedes may opt out of contract after 2016 season
    • full no-trade protection
    • Cespedes exercised right to opt out of contract 11/2/16
    • NY Mets made $17.2M qualifying offer 11/16 (rejected)
  • 4 years/$36M (2012-15)
    • signed by Oakland as a free agent from Cuba (via the Dominican Republic) 2/13/12
    • 12:$6.5M, 13:$8.5M, 14:$10.5M, 15:$10.5M
    • free agent after 2015 season (club must release Cespedes and may not make him a one-year qualifying offer in order to receive draft-pick compensation if he signs elsewhere)
    • award bonuses, including $50,000 for All-Star selection
    • acquired by Boston in trade from Oakland 7/31/14 (Lester/Gomes deal) (A’s pay $0.65M remaining on Cespedes’ 2014 salary, and Red Sox cover $1.8M portion of Lester’s 2014 salary.)
    • acquired by Detroit in trade from Boston 12/11/14
    • acquired by NY Mets in trade from Detroit 7/31/15 with $3,729,508 remaining on contract
    • Cespedes and NY Mets agreed to drop clause requiring release 9/15
  • agent: Brodie Van Wagenen / Roc Nation (previously Adam Katz)
  • ML service: 7.000

David Wright 3b
8 years/$138M (2013-2020)

  • 8 years/$138M (2013-20)
    • signed extension with NY Mets 12/12, replacing 2013 option
    • 13:$11M, 14:$20M, 15:$20M, 16:$20M, 17:$20M, 18:$20M, 19:$15M, 20:$12M
    • Wright to defer $15.5M ($3M in 2013 and $2.5M annually in 2014-18), reducing present-day value at signing to $134,015,678 
    • award bonuses: $0.5M for MVP ($1M for second MVP, $1.5M for third MVP). $0.2M for finishing 2nd-5th finish in MVP vote. $0.1M each for Gold Glove, Silver Slugger, Hank Aaron Award, All-Star, most All-Star votes in league, Player of Year from Baseball America, AP or The Sporting News.
    • Wright to donate $1.38M to Mets charity over life of contract
    • activated from disabled list 9/25/18 for final home series of 2018 season, will remain on roster for 2019-20 in order to collect $27M in salaries (insurance policy reportedly covers 75 percent of salary while Wright suffers from long-term disability, spinal stenosis)
  • 6 years/$55M (2007-12), plus 2013 club option
    • signed extension with NY Mets 8/06
    • $1.5M signing bonus
    • 07:$1M, 08:$5M, 09:$7.5M, 10:$10M, 11:$14M, 12:$15M,
      13:$16M club option ($1M buyout)
    • award bonuses: $50,000 each for Gold Glove, All Star selection
    • if traded, Wright may void 2013 club option
    • NY Mets exercised 2013 option 10/30/12
  • 1 year/$0.374M (2006)
    • renewed by NY Mets 3/06
  • 1 year/$0.3225M (2005)
    • re-signed by NY Mets 3/05
  • drafted by NY Mets 2001 (1s-38) (Hickory HS, Chesapeake, Va.)
  • $0.96M signing bonus
  • agent: ACES
  • ML service: 14.075

Jay Bruce rf
3 years/$39M (2018-20)

  • 3 years/$39M (2018-20)
    • signed by NY Mets as a free agent 1/18
    • $3M signing bonus ($1.5M in 2019, $1.5M in 2020)
    • 18:$10M, 19:$13M, 20:$13M
    • limited no-trade protection: may block deals to 5 clubs annually
  • 6 years/$51M (2011-16), plus 2017 club option
    • signed extension with Cincinnati 12/10/10 (avoided arbitration)
    • $0.25M signing bonus
    • 11:$2.75M, 12:$5M, 13:$7.5M, 14:$10M, 15:$12M, 16:$12.5M, 17:$13M club option ($1M buyout)
    • limited no-trade clause (may block deals to 8 clubs, with no-trade list as of 12/15 consisting of Arizona, Boston, Cleveland, Miami, Minnesota, NY Yankees, Oakland and Tampa Bay)
    • acquired by NY Mets in trade from Cincinnati 8/1/16 with $5,234,973 remaining on contract
    • award bonuses
    • NY Mets exercised 2017 option 11/2/16
    • acquired by Cleveland in trade from NY Mets 8/10/17, with Indians responsible for $3,765,027 in remaining 2017 salary
  • 1 year/$0.44M (2010)
    • re-signed by Cincinnati 3/10
  • 1 year/$0.4175M (2009)
    • re-signed by Cincinnati 2/21/09
  • 1 year (2008)
    • re-signed 12/5/07 (minor-league contract)
    • contract purchased by Cincinnati 5/27/08
  • drafted by Cincinnati 2005 (1-12) (West Brook HS, Beaumont, Texas)
  • $1.8M signing bonus
  • agent: Sosnick Cobbe & Karon
  • ML service: 10.125

Todd Frazier 3b
2 years/$17M (2018-19)

  • 2 years (2018-19)
    • signed by NY Mets as a free agent 2/6/18
    • 18:$8M, 19:$9M
    • assignment bonus: $0.5M if traded
  • 1 year/$12M (2017)
    • re-signed by Chicago White Sox 1/13/17 (avoided arbitration)
    • acquired by NY Yankees in trade from Chicago White Sox 7/18/17
  • 2 years/$12M (2015-16)
    • signed extension with Cincinnati 2/8/15 (avoided arbitration, $5.7M-$3.9M)
    • $1.5M signing bonus
    • 15:$3M, 16:$7.5M
    • acquired by Chicago White Sox in trade from Cincinnati 12/16/15
  • 1 year/$0.6M (2014)
    • re-signed by Cincinnati 3/14
  • 1 year/$0.5275M (2013)
    • re-signed by Cincinnati 3/13
  • 1 year (2012)
    • re-signed by Cincinnati 3/12
  • 1 year (2011)
    • contract purchased by Cincinnati 11/19/10
  • drafted by Cincinnati 2007 (1s-34) (Rutgers)
  • signed 7/07, $0.825M signing bonus
  • agent: Brodie Van Wagenen, CAA Sports
  • ML service: 7.071

Jacob deGrom rhp
1 year/$7.4M (2018)

  • 1 year/$7.4M (2018)
    • re-signed by NY Mets 1/12/18 (avoided arbitration)
  • 1 year/$4.05M (2017)
    • re-signed by NY Mets 1/13/17 (avoided arbitration)
    • performance bonuses: $25,000 each for 175, 200 innings
  • 1 year/$0.607M (2016)
    • renewed by NY Mets 3/4/16
  • 1 year/$556,875 (2015)
    • re-signed by NY Mets 3/5/15
  • 1 year (2014)
    • contract purchased by NY Mets 11/20/13
    • re-signed by NY Mets 3/3/14
  • drafted by NY Mets 2010 (9-272) (Stetson)
  • $95,000 signing bonus
  • agent: Brodie Van Wagenen, CAA Sports
  • ML service: 4.139

Juan Lagares cf
5 years/$23,553,696 (2015-19), plus 2020 option

  • 5 years/$23,553,696 (2015-19), plus 2020 club option
    • signed extension with NY Mets 4/2/15, expanding one-year contract signed 3/5/15
    • 15:$528,696, 16:$2.5M, 17:$4.5M, 18:$6.5M, 19:$9M, 20:$9.5M club option ($0.5M buyout)
    • performance bonus: $25,000 for 2014 Gold Glove
  • 1 year/$506,636 (2014)
    • re-signed by NY Mets 3/3/14
  • 1 year (2013)
    • re-signed by NY Mets 3/3/13
  • 1 year (2012)
    • contract purchased by NY Mets 11/18/11
    • re-signed by NY Mets 3/12
  • signed by NY Mets 5/5/06 as an amateur free agent from the Dominican Republic
  • agent: ACES
  • ML service: 5.160

Jason Vargas lhp
2 years/$16M (2018-19), plus 2020 option

  • 2 years/$16M (2018-19), plus 2020 club option
    • signed by NY Mets as a free agent 2/18/18
    • 18:$6M, 19:$8M, 20:$8M club option ($2M buyout)
    • annual performance bonuses: $0.25M each for 160, 170, 180, 190, 200, 210 innings pitched
    • assignment bonus: $0.25M with trade
  • 4 years/$32M (2014-17)
    • signed by Kansas City as a free agent 11/21/13
    • 14:$7M, 15:$8.5M, 16:$8.5M, 17:$8M
  • 1 year/$8.5M (2013)
    • signed by LA Angels 1/18/13 (avoided arbitration)
  • 1 year/$4.85M (2012)
    • re-signed by Seattle 1/17/12 (avoided arbitration)
    • acquired by LA Angels in trade from Seattle 12/19/12
  • 1 year/$2.45M (2011)
    • re-signed by Seattle 1/18/11 (avoided arbitration)
  • 1 year/$0.4125M (2010)
    • re-signed by Seattle 2/26/10
  • 1 year/$0.405M (2009)
    • acquired by Seattle in three-way trade from NY Mets 12/10/08
    • signed by Seattle 2/27/09
  • 1 year/$0.394M (2008)
    • re-signed by NY Mets 3/4/08
  • 1 year (2007)
    • re-signed by NY Mets 3/07
  • 1 year/$0.327M (2006)
    • re-signed by Florida 3/06
    • split contract paying $155,505 in minors
    • acquired by NY Mets in trade from Florida 11/06
  • 1 year (2005)
    • contract purchased by Florida 7/05
  • drafted by Florida 2004 (2-68) (Long Beach State)
  • $0.525M signing bonus
  • agent: Nez Balelo, CAA Sports
  • ML service: 11.114

Anthony Swarzak rhp
2 years/$14M (2018-19)

  • 2 years (2018-19)
    • signed by NY Mets as a free agent 12/15/17
    • $1M signing bonus
    • 18:$5M, 19:$8M
  • 1 year (2017)
    • signed by Chicago White Sox 1/20/17 (minor-league contract)
    • salary of $0.9M in majors
    • contract selected by Chicago White Sox 3/31/17
    • acquired by Milwaukee in trade from Chicago White Sox 7/26/17
  • 1 year (2016)
    • signed by NY Yankees as a free agent 2/5/16 (minor-league contract)
    • contract selected by NY Yankees 6/7/16
    • refused assignment, elected free agency 10/5/16
  • 1 year/$0.95M (2015)
    • signed by Cleveland as a free agent 1/15/15 (minor-league contract with salary of $0.9M in performance bonuses)
    • may earn additional $0.35M in performance bonuses
    • DFA by Cleveland 5/9/15, sent outright to Triple-A 5/14/15
  • 1 year/$0.935M (2014)
    • re-signed by Minnesota 1/17/14 (avoided arbitration)
    • sent outright to Triple-A by Minnesota 11/25/14
  • 1 year/$0.5025M (2013)
    • re-signed by Minnesota 2/21/13
  • 1 year/$0.4875M (2012)
    • re-signed by Minnesota 3/3/12
  • 1 year (2011)
    • re-signed by Minnesota 3/11
  • 1 year (2010)
    • re-signed by Minnesota 3/7/10
  • 1 year (2009)
    • contract purchased by Minnesota 11/19/08
    • re-signed by Minnesota 3/8/09
  • drafted by Minnesota 2004 (2-61) (Nova HS, Ft. Lauderdale)
  • $0.575M signing bonus
  • agent: Jet Sports
  • ML service: 7.024

Travis d’Arnaud c
1 year/$3.475M (2018)

  • 1 year/$3.475M (2018)
    • re-signed by NY Mets 1/12/18 (avoided arbitration)
  • 1 year/$1.875M (2017)
    • re-signed by NY Mets 1/13/17 (avoided arbitration)
  • 1 year/$542,604 (2016)
    • re-signed by NY Mets 3/4/16
  • 1 year/$525,424 (2015)
    • re-signed by NY Mets 3/5/15
  • 1 year/$501,560 (2014)
    • re-signed by NY Mets 3/3/14
  • 1 year (2013)
    • re-signed by NY Mets 3/3/13
  • 1 year (2012)
    • contract purchased by Toronto 11/18/11
    • re-signed by Toronto 3/12
    • acquired by NY Mets in trade from Toronto 12/17/12
  • acquired by Toronto in trade from Philadelphia 12/16/09
  • drafted by Philadelphia 2007 (1s-37) (Lakewood HS, Calif.)
  • $832,500 signing bonus
  • agent: Wasserman Media Group
  • ML service: 5.044

Wilmer Flores ss
1 year/$3.4M (2018)

  • 1 year/$3.4M (2018)
    • re-signed by NY Mets 1/12/18 (avoided arbitration)
  • 1 year/$2.2M (2017)
    • won arbitration with NY Mets 2/4/17 ($2.2M-$1.8M)
  • 1 year/$526,014 (2016)
    • re-signed by NY Mets 3/4/16
  • 1 year/$513,543 (2015)
    • re-signed by NY Mets 3/5/15
  • 1 year (2014)
    • re-signed by NY Mets 3/3/14
  • 1 year (2013)
    • re-signed by NY Mets 3/3/13
  • 1 year (2012)
    • contract purchased by NY Mets 11/18/11
    • re-signed by NY Mets 3/12
  • signed by NY Mets 8/07 as an amateur free agent from Venezuela
  • $0.75M signing bonus
  • agent: McNamara Baseball Group
  • ML service: 5.003

Noah Syndergaard rhp
1 year/$2.975M (2018)

  • 1 year/$2.975M (2018)
    • re-signed by NY Mets 1/12/18 (avoided arbitration)
  • 1 year/$0.6055M (2017)
    • renewed by NY Mets 3/2/17
  • 1 year/$535,375 (2016)
    • re-signed by NY Mets 3/4/16
  • 1 year (2015)
    • contract selected by NY Mets 11/20/14
    • re-signed by NY Mets 3/5/15
  • acquired by NY Mets in trade from Toronto 12/17/12
  • drafted by Toronto 2010 (1s-38) (Legacy HS, Mansfield, Texas)
  • $0.6M signing bonus
  • agent: Brodie Van Wagenen, CAA Sports
  • ML service: 3.149

Zack Wheeler rhp
1 year/$1.9M (2018)

  • 1 year/$1.9M (2018)
    • won arbitration with NY Mets 2/8/18 ($1.9M-$1.5M)
  • 1 year/$0.8M (2017)
    • re-signed by NY Mets 1/11/17 (avoided arbitration)
  • 1 year/$546,250 (2016)
    • re-signed by NY Mets 3/4/16
  • 1 year/$546,250 (2015)
    • re-signed by NY Mets 3/5/15
  • 1 year/$512,375 (2014)
    • re-signed by NY Mets 3/3/14
  • 1 year (2013)
    • contract purchased by NY Mets 11/20/12
    • re-signed by NY Mets 3/3/13
  • acquired by NY Mets in trade from San Francisco 7/28/11 (Beltran deal)
  • drafted by San Francisco 2009 (1-6) (East Paulding HS, Dallas, Ga.)
  • signed 8/17/09, $3.3M signing bonus
  • agents: Al Goetz
  • ML service: 5.098

Michael Conforto of
1 year/$605,094 (2018)

  • 1 year/$605,094 (2018)
    • re-signed by NY Mets 2/18
  • 1 year/$554,904 (2017)
    • re-signed by NY Mets 3/17
  • 1 year/$517,246 (2016)
    • re-signed by NY Mets 3/4/16
  • 1 year (2015)
    • contract selected by NY Mets 7/24/15
  • drafted by NY Mets 2014 (1-10) (Oregon State)
  • $2.9708M signing bonus (slot amount)
  • agent: Boras Corp.
  • ML service: 3.043

Steven Matz lhp
1 year/$0.577M (2018)

  • 1 year/$0.577M (2018)
    • re-signed by NY Mets 2/18
  • 1 year/$562,250 (2017)
    • re-signed by NY Mets 3/17
  • 1 year/$515,750 (2016)
    • re-signed by NY Mets 3/4/16
  • 1 year (2015)
    • re-signed by NY Mets 3/5/15
  • 1 year (2014)
    • contract selected by NY Mets 11/20/13
    • re-signed by NY Mets 3/3/14
  • drafted by NY Mets 2009 (2-72) (Melville HS, East Setauket, NY)
  • $0.895M signing bonus
  • agent: Icon Sports
  • ML service: 3.099

Seth Lugo rhp
1 year$0.564M (2018)

  • 1 year/$0.564M (2018)
    • re-signed by NY Mets 2/18
  • 1 year/$0.5435M (2017)
    • re-signed by NY Mets 3/17
  • 1 year (2016)
    • contract selected by NY Mets 11/20/15
    • re-signed by NY Mets 3/4/16
  • drafted by NY Mets 2011 (34-1,032) (Centenary)
  • agent: Double Diamond Sports
  • ML service: 2.082

Robert Gsellman rhp
1 year/$562,375 (2018)

  • 1 year/$562,375 (2018)
    • re-signed by NY Mets 2/18
  • 1 year/$541,750 (2017)
    • re-signed by NY Mets 3/17
  • 1 year (2016)
    • contract selected by NY Mets 11/20/15
    • re-signed by NY Mets 3/4/16
  • drafted by NY Mets 2011 (13-402) (Westchester HS, Los Angeles)
  • ML service: 2.042

Kevin Plawecki c
1 year/$557,471 (2018)

  • 1 year/$557,471 (2018)
    • re-signed by NY Mets 2/18
  • 1 year (2017)
    • re-signed by NY Mets 3/17
  • 1 year/$511,360 (2016)
    • re-signed by NY Mets 3/4/16
  • 1 year (2015)
    • contract selected by NY Mets 4/21/15
  • drafted by NY Mets 2012 (1s-35) (Purdue)
  • $1.4M signing bonus ($1.4674M slot)
  • agent: Lagardere Group
  • ML service: 2.167

T.J. Rivera 2b
1 year/$556,071 (2018)

  • 1 year/$556,071 (2018)
    • re-signed by NY Mets 2/18
  • 1 year/$539,958 (2017)
    • re-signed by NY Mets 3/17
  • 1 year (2016)
    • contract selected by NY Mets 8/10/16
  • signed by NY Mets as an amateur free agent 6/12/11 (Troy)
  • ML service: 2.054

Brandon Nimmo of
1 year/$555,968 (2018)

  • 1 year/$555,968 (2018)
    • re-signed by NY Mets 2/18
  • 1 year/$536,240 (2017)
    • re-signed by NY Mets 3/17
  • 1 year (2016)
    • contract selected by NY Mets 11/20/15
    • re-signed by NY Mets 3/4/16
  • drafted by NY Mets 2011 (1-13) (Cheyenne East HS, Wyo.)
  • $2.1M signing bonus
  • agent: ISE Baseball
  • ML service: 2.042

Paul Sewald rhp
1 year/$553,250 (2018)

  • 1 year/$553,250 (2018)
    • re-signed by NY Mets 2/18
  • 1 year (2017)
    • contract selected by NY Mets 4/8/17d
  • drafted by NY Mets 2012 (10-320) (San Diego)
  • $1,000 signing bonus
  • ML service: 1.161

Amed Rosario ss
1 year/$548,940 (2018)

  • 1 year/$548,940 (2018)
    • re-signed by NY Mets 2/18
  • 1 year (2017)
    • contract selected by NY Mets 11/18/16
    • re-signed by NY Mets 3/17
  • signed by NY Mets 7/2/12 as an amateur free agent from the Dominican Republic
  • $1.75M signing bonus (club record for international amateur player)
  • ML service: 1.062

Jacob Rhame rhp
1 year/$545,650 (2018)

  • 1 year/$545,650 (2018)
    • re-signed by NY Mets 2/18
  • 1 year (2017)
    • contract selected by LA Dodgers 11/18/16
    • re-signed by LA Dodgers 3/17
    • acquired by NY Mets in trade from LA Dodgers 8/20/17
  • drafted by LA Dodgers 2013 (6-184) (Grayson County CC, Texas)
  • $0.3M signing bonus ($0.2293M slot)
  • ML service: 0.139

Tyler Bashlor rhp
1 year (2018)

  • 1 year (2018)
    • contract selected by NY Mets 11/20/17
    • re-signed by NY Mets 2/18
  • drafted by NY Mets 2013 (11-326) (South Florida JC)
  • $0.55M signing bonus
  • ML service: 0.098

Gerson Bautista rhp
1 year (2018)

  • 1 year (2018)
    • contract selected by NY Mets 11/20/17
    • re-signed by NY Mets 2/18
  • acquired by NY Mets in trade from Boston 7/31/17
  • signed by Boston 4/1/13 as an amateur free agent from the Dominican Republic
  • ML service: 0.018

Bryce Brentz of
1 year (2018)

  • 1 year (2018)
    • contract purchased by Boston 11/2/17
    • acquired by Pittsburgh in trade from Boston 2/20/18
    • re-signed by Pittsburgh 3/18
    • claimed by NY Mets off waivers from Pittsburgh 3/26/18
  • 1 year (2017)
    • re-signed by Boston 3/17
    • sent outright to Triple-A by Boston 3/31/17
  • 1 year (2016)
    • re-signed by Boston 3/2/16 (option year 3)
  • 1 year/$0.5085M (2015)
    • re-signed by Boston 3/8/15 (option year 2)
  • 1 year (2014)
    • contract purchased by Boston 11/20/13
    • re-signed by Boston 3/7/14 (option year 1)
  • drafted by Boston 2010 (1s-36) (Middle Tennessee State)
  • $0.8892M signing bonus
  • agent: CAA Sports
  • ML service: 0.061 (through 2017)

Gavin Cecchini ss
1 year (2018)

  • 1 year (2018)
    • re-signed by NY Mets 2/18
  • 1 year (2017)
    • re-signed by NY Mets 3/17
  • 1 year (2016)
    • contract selected by NY Mets 9/6/16
  • drafted by NY Mets 2012 (1-12) (Barbe HS, Lake Charles, La.)
  • $2.3M signing bonus ($2.55M slot)
  • agent: Rob Martin, Icon Sports
  • ML service: 0.082

Chris Flexen rhp
1 year (2018)

  • 1 year (2018)
    • re-signed by NY Mets 2/18
  • 1 year (2017)
    • contract selected by NY Mets 11/18/16
    • re-signed by NY Mets 3/17
  • drafted by NY Mets 2012 (14-440) (Newark Memorial HS, Calif.)
  • $0.3744M signing bonus
  • ML service: 0.082

Drew Gagnon rhp
1 year (2018)

  • 1 year (2018)
    • signed by NY Mets as a free agent 12/22/17 (minor-league contract)
    • contract selected by NY Mets 7/10/18
  • acquired by LA Angels in trade from Milwaukee 12/13/16
  • drafted by Milwaukee 2011 (3-100) (Long Beach State)
  • $0.34M signing bonus ($0.3303M slot)
  • ML service: 0.030

Luis Guillorme ss
1 year (2018)

  • 1 year (2018)
    • contract selected by NY Mets 11/20/17
    • re-signed by NY Mets 2/18
  • drafted by NY Mets 2013 (10-296) (Coral Springs HS, Fla.)
  • $0.2M signing bonus ($0.1364M slot)
  • ML service: 0.065

Eric Hanhold rhp
1 year (2018)

  • 1 year (2018)
    • contract selected by NY Mets 9/1/18
  • acquired by NY Mets in trade from Milwaukee 9/12/17
  • drafted by Milwaukee 2015 (6-181) (Florida)
  • $0.25M signing bonus ($0.261M slot)
  • ML service: 0.030

Franklyn Kilome rhp
1 year (2018)

  • 1 year (2018)
    • contract selected by Philadelphia 11/20/17
    • re-signed by Philadelphia 3/18
    • acquired by NY Mets in trade from Philadelphia 7/27/18
  • signed by Philadelphia 1/22/13 as an amateur free agent from the Dominican Republic
  • $40,000 signing bonus
  • ML service: 0.000

Jeff McNeil inf
1 year (2018)

  • 1 year (2018)
    • contract selected by NY Mets 7/24/18
  • drafted by NY Mets 2013 (12-356) (Long Beach State)
  • ML service: 0.069

Tomas Nido c
1 year (2018)

  • 1 year (2018)
    • re-signed by NY Mets 2/18
  • 1 year (2017)
    • contract selected by NY Mets 11/18/16
    • re-signed by NY Mets 3/17
  • drafted by NY Mets 2012 (8-260) (Orangewood Christian HS, Maitland, Fla.)
  • $0.25M signing bonus ($0.1369M slot)
  • ML service: 0.095

Corey Oswalt rhp
1 year (2018)

  • 1 year (2018)
    • contract selected by NY Mets 11/20/17
    • re-signed by NY Mets 2/18
  • drafted by NY Mets 2012 (7-230) (Madison HS, San Diego)
  • $0.475M signing bonus ($0.1466M slot)
  • ML service: 0.100

Tim Peterson rhp
1 year (2018)

  • 1 year (2018)
    • contract selected by NY Mets 5/30/18
  • drafted by NY Mets 2012 (20-620) (Kentucky)
  • $0.1M signing bonus
  • ML service: 0.094

Dominic Smith 1b
1 year (2018)

  • 1 year (2018)
    • re-signed by NY Mets 2/18
  • 1 year (2017)
    • contract selected by NY Mets 8/11/17
  • drafted by NY Mets 2013 (1-11) (JSerra HS, Gardena, Calif.)
  • $2.6M signing bonus ($2.8403M slot)
  • agent: Roc Nation Sports
  • ML service: 0.146

Drew Smith rhp
1 year (2018)

  • 1 year (2018)
    • contract selected by NY Mets 6/23/18
  • acquired by NY Mets in trade from Tampa Bay 4/28/17
  • acquired by Tampa Bay in trade from Detroit 7/27/17
  • drafted by Detroit 2015 (3-99) (Dallas Baptist)
  • $0.5758M signing bonus (slot amount)
  • ML service: 0.090

Bobby Wahl rhp
1 year (2018)

  • 1 year (2018)
    • re-signed by Oakland (minor-league contract)
    • acquired by NY Mets in trade from Oakland 7/20/18
    • contract selected by NY Mets 8/2/18
  • 1 year (2017)
    • contract selected by Oakland 11/18/16
    • re-signed by Oakland 3/17
    • sent outright to Triple-A by Oakland 11/20/17
  • drafted by Oakland 2013 (5-161) (Mississippi)
  • $0.5M signing bonus ($0.2862M slot)
  • ML service: 1.040

Daniel Zamora lhp
1 year (2018)

  • 1 year (2018)
    • acquired by NY Mets in trade from Pittsburgh 1/31/18
    • contract selected by NY Mets 8/17/18
  • drafted by Pittsburgh 2015 (40-1,207) (Stony Brook)
  • ML service: 0.045

Minor leagues

Peter Alonso 1b
2018

  • drafted by NY Mets 2016 (2-64) (Florida)
  • $0.9092M signing bonus ($1.0092M slot)
  • ML service:

Cody Asche 3b-lf
1 year (2018)

  • 1 year (2018)
    • signed by Kansas City as a free agent 12/15/17 (minor-league contract)
    • acquired by NY Yankees in trade from Kansas City, contract selected 4/4/18
    • released by NY Yankees 5/1/18
    • signed by NY Mets as a free agent 5/3/18 (minor-league contract)
  • 1 year/$0.535M (2017)
    • signed by Chicago White Sox as a free agent 1/17 (minor-league contract)
    • contract selected by Chicago White Sox 3/31/17
    • sent outright to Triple-A by Chicago White Sox 5/16/17
  • 1 year/$0.53M (2016)
    • re-signed by Philadelphia 3/16
    • DFA, non-tendered by Philadelphia 12/2/16
  • 1 year/$0.5175M (2015)
    • re-signed by Philadelphia 3/15
  • 1 year/$0.5M (2014)
    • re-signed by Philadelphia 3/14
  • 1 year (2013)
    • contract selected by Philadelphia 7/30/13
  • drafted by Philadelphia 2011 (4-151) (Nebraska)
  • $0.1683M signing bonus
  • ML service: 3.088 (through 2017)

Buddy Baumann lhp
1 year/$0.547M (2018)

  • 1 year/$0.547M (2018)
    • re-signed by San Diego 3/18
    • claimed by NY Mets off waivers 4/27/18 after being DFA by San Diego 4/24/18
    • DFA by NY Mets 6/5/18, sent outright to Triple-A 6/8/18
  • 1 year/$0.5357M (2017)
    • re-signed by San Diego 3/17
  • 1 year/$0.52M (2016)
    • signed by San Diego as a free agent 12/21/15
  • drafted by Kansas City 2009 (7-221) (Missouri State)
  • $0.1M signing bonus
  • ML service: 1.125 (through 2017)

Chris Beck rhp
1 year (2018)

  • 1 year (2018)
    • contract selected by Chicago White Sox 4/23/18
    • claimed by NY Mets off waivers 6/13/18 after being DFA by Chicago White Sox 6/9/18
    • DFA by NY Mets 7/11/18, sent outright to Triple-A 7/12/18
  • 1 year (2017)
    • re-signed by Chicago White Sox 2/17
    • sent outright to Triple-A by Chicago White Sox 11/20/17
  • 1 year (2016)
    • re-signed by Chicago White Sox 3/2/16
  • 1 year (2015)
    • contract selected by Chicago White Sox 5/9/15
  • drafted by Chicago White Sox 2012 (2-76) (Georgia Southern)
  • $0.6M signing bonus ($0.67M slot)
  • ML service: 1.062 (through 2017)

Christian Colon 2b
1 year (2018)

  • 1 year (2018)
    • signed by Atlanta as a free agent 12/4/17 (minor-league contract)
    • released by Atlanta 5/14/18
    • signed by NY Mets as a free agent 5/20/18 (minor-league contract)
  • 1 year/$0.564M (2017)
    • re-signed by Kansas City 2/17
    • claimed by Miami off waivers 5/16/17 after being DFA by Kansas City 5/10/17
    • DFA by Miami 6/23/17, sent outright to Triple-A 6/27/17
  • 1 year/$518,425 (2016)
    • re-signed by Kansas City 2/28/16
  • 1 year/$509,525 (2015)
    • re-signed by Kansas City 3/3/15
  • 1 year/$0.5M (2014)
    • contract purchased by Kansas City 11/20/13
    • re-signed by Kansas City 2/27/14
  • drafted by Kansas City 2010 (1-4) (Cal State Fullerton)
  • signed 6/25/10, $2.75M signing bonus
  • agent: ACES
  • ML service: 2.095 (through 2017)

P.J. Conlon lhp
1 year (2018)

  • 1 year (2018)
    • contract selected by NY Mets 5/6/18
    • claimed by LA Dodgers off waivers 6/2/18 after being DFA by NY Mets 5/30/18
    • claimed by NY Mets off waivers from LA Dodgers 6/6/18
    • sent outright to Triple-A by NY Mets 11/2/18
  • drafted by NY Mets 2015 (13-389) (San Diego)
  • $0.11M signing bonus
  • ML service: 0.009

Scott Copeland rhp
1 year (2018)

  • 1 year (2018)
    • signed by NY Mets as a free agent 4/17/18 (minor-league contract)
    • contract selected by NY Mets 5/30/18
    • DFA by NY Mets 6/1/18, sent outright to Triple-A 6/3/18
  • 1 year (2017)
    • signed by Miami as a free agent 11/21/16 (minor-league contract)
  • 1 year (2016)
    • re-signed by Toronto as a free agent 12/17/15 (minor-league contract)
    • released by Toronto 4/12/16
    • signed by LG Twins of Korea 4/13/16
    • signed by Toronto as a free agent 7/24/16 (minor-league contract)
  • 1 year (2015)
    • re-signed by Toronto as a free agent 11/11/14 (minor-league contract)
    • contract selected by Toronto 5/2/15
    • DFA by Toronto 9/13/15, sent outright to Triple-A 9/15/16
  • 1 year (2014)
    • re-signed by Toronto (minor-league contract)
  • 1 year (2013)
    • re-signed by Toronto as a free agent 1/4/15 (minor-league contract)
  • 1 year (2012)
    • released by Baltimore 7/19/12
    • signed by Toronto as a free agent 7/24/12 (minor-league contract)
  • drafted by Baltimore 2010 (21-628) (Southern Mississippi)c
  • ML service: 0.021 (through 2017)

Matt den Dekker cf-rf
1 year (2018)

  • 1 year (2018)
    • signed by NY Mets as a free agent 2/15/18 (minor-league contract))
    • contract selected by NY Mets 7/11/18
    • DFA by NY Mets 7/27/18, sent outright to Triple-A 7/30/18
  • 1 year (2017)
    • signed by Miami as a free agent 11/30/16 (minor-league contract)
    • released by Miami 5/2/17 (exercised right to opt out of contract)
    • signed by Detroit as a free agent 5/16/17 (minor-league contract)
    • contract selected by Detroit 6/23/17
    • DFA by Detroit 7/5/17, sent outright to Triple-A 7/9/17
  • 1 year/$0.5159M (2016)
    • re-signed by Washington 3/16
    • DFA by Washington 9/2/16, sent outright to Triple-A 9/3/16
  • 1 year (2015)
    • re-signed by NY Mets 3/5/15
    • acquired by Washington in trade from NY Mets 3/30/15
  • 1 year (2014)
    • re-signed by NY Mets 3/3/14
  • 1 year (2013)
    • contract selected by NY Mets 8/27/13
  • drafted by NY Mets 2010 (5-152) (University of Florida)
  • $0.11M signing bonus
  • agent: ISE Baseball
  • ML service: 1.081 (through 2017)

Justin Dunn rhp
2018

  • drafted by NY Mets 2016 (1-20) (Boston College)
  • $2.3788M signing bonus (slot amount)
  • ML service:

Andres Gimenez rhp
2018

  • signed by NY Mets 7/2/15 as an amateur free agent from Venezuela
  • $1.2M signing bonus
  • ML service:

A.J. Griffin rhp
1 year (2018)

  • 1 year (2018)
    • signed by NY Mets as a free agent 2/26/18 (minor-league contract)
    • salary of $0.75M in majors
    • may earn additional $0.5M in performance bonuses
    • may opt out at unspecified dates if not on Major League roster
  • 1 year/$2M (2017)
    • re-signed by Texas 1/13/17 (avoided arbitration)
    • non-tendered by Texas 12/1/17
  • 1 year (2016)
    • signed by Texas as a free agent 12/21/15 (minor-league contract)
    • contract selected by Texas 4/8/16
  • 1 year/$0.5175M (2015)
    • re-signed by Oakland 3/15
    • DFA by Oakland 11/20/15, released 11/25/15
  • 1 year/$0.505M (2014)
    • re-signed by Oakland 3/14
  • 1 year/$0.4925M (2013)
    • re-signed by Oakland 3/13
  • 1 year (2012)
    • contract purchased by Oakland 6/24/12
  • drafted by Oakland 2010 (13-395) (University of San Diego)
  • agent: Legacy Agency
  • ML service: 5.034 (through 2017)

Kevin Kaczmarski rf
1 year (2018)

  • 1 year (2018)
    • contract selected by NY Mets 6/23/18
    • DFA by NY Mets 8/2/18, sent outright to Triple-A 8/6/18
  • drafted by NY Mets 2015 (9-269) (Evansville)
  • $5,000 signing bonus ($0.1607M slot)
  • ML service: 0.000 (through 2017)

Anthony Kay lhp
2018

  • drafted by NY Mets 2016 (1-31) (Connecticut)
  • $1.1M signing bonus ($1.9721M slot)
  • ML service:

Jarred Kelenic of
2018

  • drafted by NY Mets 2018 (1-6) (Waukesha West HS, Wis.)
  • $4.5M signing bonus ($5.5252M slot)
  • ML service:

Ty Kelly 2b
1 year (2018)

  • 1 year (2018)
    • signed by NY Mets as a free agent 1/18 (minor-league contract)
    • contract selected by NY Mets 6/12/18
    • DFA by NY Mets 7/24/18, sent outright to Triple-A 7/26/18
  • 1 year/$537,208 (2017)
    • DFA by NY Mets 2/8/17, sent outright to Triple-A 2/13/17
    • contract selected by NY Mets 4/2/17
    • claimed by Toronto off waivers 4/10/17 after being DFA by NY Mets 4/8/17
    • acquired by Philadelphia in trade 4/22/17 after being DFA by Toronto 4/21/17
    • sent outright to Triple-A by Philadelphia 10/4/17
  • 1 year (2016)
    • signed by NY Mets as a free agent 11/13/15 (minor-league contract)
    • contract selected by NY Mets 5/23/16
  • 1 year/$0.5075M (2015)
    • acquired by St. Louis in trade from Seattle 11/20/14
    • signed by St. Louis 3/15
    • claimed by Toronto off waivers 7/22/15 after being DFA by St. Louis 7/21/15
    • DFA by Toronto 8/29/15, sent outright to Triple-A 8/31/15
  • acquired by Seattle in trade from Baltimore 6/30/13
  • drafted by Baltimore 2009 (13-386) (UC Davis)
  • ML service: 1.069 (through 2017)

Desmond Lindsay of
2018

  • drafted by NY Mets 2015 (2-53) (Out-of-Door Academy, Sarasota, Fla.)
  • $1.1427M signing bonus (slot amount)
  • ML service:

Kevin McGowan rhp
2018

  • 2018
    • DFA by NY Mets 1/18/18, sent outright to Triple-A 1/19/18
  • 1 year (2017)
    • contract selected by NY Mets 8/13/17
  • drafted by NY Mets 2013 (13-386) (Franklin Pierce, N.H.)
  • $0.1M signing bonus
  • ML service: 0.038 (through 2017)

Ryan O’Rourke lhp
1 year (2019)

  • 1 year (2019)
    • signed by NY Mets as a free agent 11/15/17 (minor-league contract)
  • 1 year (2018)
    • re-signed by Baltimore as a free agent 11/17 (minor-league contract)
  • 1 year/$0.54M (2017)
    • re-signed by Minnesota 3/17
    • sent outright to Triple-A by Minnesota 11/6/17
  • 1 year (2016)
    • re-signed by Minnesota 3/2/16
    • DFA by Minnesota 5/6/16, sent outright to Triple-A 5/9/16
    • contract selected by Minnesota 8/13/16
  • 1 year (2015)
    • contract selected by Minnesota 7/7/15
  • drafted by Minnesota 2010 (13-405) (Merrimack College, Mass.)
  • ML service: 2.006

David Peterson lhp
2018

  • drafted by NY Mets 2017 (1-20) (Oregon)
  • $2.9945M signing bonus (slot amount)
  • ML service:

Matt Purke lhp
1 year (2018)

  • 1 year (2018)
    • signed by NY Mets as a free agent 11/17 (minor-league contract)
  • 1 year (2017)
    • re-signed by Chicago White Sox (minor-league contract)
  • 1 year (2016)
    • signed by Chicago White Sox as a free agent 11/21/15 (minor-league contract)
    • contract selected by Chicago White Sox 5/13/16
    • DFA by Chicago White Sox 12/14/16
    • sent outright to Triple-A 12/21/16
  • 1 year (2015)
    • re-signed by Washington as a free agent 11/18/14 (minor-league contract)
  • 4 years/$4.15M (2011-14)
    • signed Major League contract with Washington 8/15/11
    • $2.75M signing bonus
    • released by Washington 11/14/14
  • drafted by Washington 2011 (3-96) (TCU)
  • agent: Peter Vescovo, CAA Sports
  • ML service: 0.114 (through 2017)

Thomas Szapucki lhp
2018

  • drafted by NY Mets 2015 (5-149) (Dwyer HS, Palm Beach Gardens, Fla)
  • $0.375M signing bonus ($0.3555M slot)
  • ML service:

Mark Vientos ss-3b
2018

  • drafted by NY Mets 2017 (2-59) (American Heritage HS, Plantation, Fla.)
  • $1.5M signing bonus ($1.0947M slot)
  • ML service: