Friday, December 3, 2010
Maine, Green, 'Animal' Carter out
By Adam Rubin
Sean Green (left) and John Maine (right) are out with the Mets, as well as Chris Carter.
Sean Green is out with the Mets at the non-tender deadline, while John Maine also was cut loose by the organization at the deadline to tender contracts to arbitration-eligible players. In an unexpected move, the Mets also dumped Chris Carter, who was not yet even arbitration-eligible.
The reason for Carter may center on the fact that had he been assigned to Triple-A Buffalo next season, he still would have been required to make at least 60 percent of this past season's salary -- which would mean a $200,000-plus minor league salary. The Mets are now allowed to re-sign him if both sides choose, with a new split contract that calls for a far lower salary should he be assigned to the minors. Of course, Carter also had defensive limitations that did not make him ideal for a National League bench.
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