Mets swap salary proposals with Davis, Murphy

Mets swap salary proposals with Davis, Murphy
The Mets swapped 2013 salary proposals with first baseman Ike Davis and second baseman Daniel Murphy, the club's lone remaining arbitration-eligible players, ahead of Friday's deadline to do so.

According to multiple reports, Davis is asking for $3.7 million and the Mets have proposed $2.825 million. Murphy, meanwhile, asked for $3.4 million and was offered $2.55 million.

Davis, 25, hit .227 with 32 home runs and 90 RBIs over a career-best 156 games in 2012, while making approximately $506,000.

As for the other part of the right side of the Mets' infield, Murphy also played in 156 games, posting a .291 average to go along with six homers, 40 doubles and 65 RBIs. The 27-year-old made approximately $512,000.

The sides can continue negotiations in an attempt to avoid arbitration hearings, which will be scheduled anywhere between Feb. 4-20. If deals are not reached, a three-person panel will choose either the player's salary proposal or the club's, nothing in between.

Paul Casella is a reporter for Follow him on Twitter @paul_casella. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.