The Mets have avoided arbitration with Mike Pelfrey, Ramon Ramirez and Andres Torres, sources tell Adam Rubin. Pelfrey will get a bump to $5.687 million from $3.925M. He can become a free agent after the 2013 season.
The two men acquired in the Angel Pagan deal also will not have to hear mean things said about them by their new team in an arbitration hearing. Per Rubin, Ramirez will make $2.65M this season, while Torres will pick a nice $2.7M for playing for the Mets.
With Manny Acosta's arbitration-eligible salary still unknown, the Mets' payroll projects to $90.7M for 2012.
I think I know the answer, but let me throw it out there.
Question: Are you OK with a $90.7M payroll?