Yesterday was a big day for the Mets roster. New York will be exercising club options on both Jay Bruce and Jose Reyes, however Jon Niese will be left in 2016.
We have exercised the 2017 club options for Jay Bruce and @lamelaza_7. We did not exercise the club option on Jonathon Niese. #Mets pic.twitter.com/MvtXtXXhbV— New York Mets (@Mets) November 3, 2016
Niese had a largely underwhelming season since joining the Mets again from Pittsburg at the trade deadline. Having an 11.45 ERA in 11 innings pitched with 14 runs and 4 home runs isn’t exactly excitement inducing stats that make a club want to throw money at you. So as we wave goodbye to Niese, who will be getting a 500k buyout, Bruce and Reyes will be back, and Bruce to the tune of $10M.
Here’s more of what’s going on in the National League East.
Braves reliever Matt Marksberry is working on making a full recovery. Marksberry suffered from a myriad of complications from medicine he took in preparation for a colonoscopy. Marksberry was then placed in a medically induced coma to help combat such side effects.
The Phillies have declined club options on Ryan Howard and Charlie Morton. Howard will receive a $10M buyout, while Morton’s is significantly smaller at $1M.
Fernando Rodney will not be on the Marlins roster come the 2017 season. Miami has declined his $2M team option, making Rodney a free agent.
As @flasportsbuzz noted previously the @marlins have informed Fernando Rodney they have declined his team option for 2017.— Craig Mish (@CraigMish) November 3, 2016
The Washington Nationals have picked up the $12M option on Gio Gonzalez. However, they’ve declined such club option for right handed pitcher, Yusmeiro Petit.
Official: #Nats exercise 2017 club option on the contract of Gio Gonzalez & decline 2017 club option on the contract of RHP Yusmeiro Petit.— federalbaseball (@federalbaseball) November 3, 2016