Today the Mets agreed with Duaner Sanchez on a 1-year/$1,687,500 contract. That’s one of the six players off the Mets board that are salary arbitration eligible. Last season Sanchez made $950,00.
I have to say that I was really disappointed in Sanchez at several points last season. He had his up’s and down’s. He finished the season with a good 5-1 record but with a 4.32 ERA and 1.320 WHIP. The latter stats were major drop off’s from his prior three seasons. Of course, he didn’t pitch at all in 2007 after injuring his shoulder in a car accident. He’s just never looked the same to me since then. His fastball isn’t even close to the mid-90’s, where he was before the injury.
2 thoughts on “Mets And Duaner Sanchez Avoid Arbitration”
I’m hoping that last year continued to be a recovery year for Duaner.
I hope so too, but he had nothing on his fastball. It seems like shoulder injuries can be more devastating to pitchers than elbows now. Look at Pedro after all of the shoulder problems that he had.