14 Mets become free agents, with team officially declining Wilson Ramos' option

Danny Abriano
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Wilson Ramos misses tag in loss to Phillies
Wilson Ramos misses tag in loss to Phillies

With the Mets declining the Wilson Ramos' contract for the 2021 season, 14 players are set to become free agents Wednesday with the World Series over.

News of the Mets' declining Ramos' $10 million option, which will require paying a $1.5 million buyout, was first reported by Mike Puma of the New York Post and later made official.

The move to decline Ramos' option was expected, with him coming off a season where he was a liability on both sides of the ball.

The Mets also declined club options for the 2021 season on Robinson Chirinos and Todd Frazier, the team announced Wednesday afternoon.

Meanwhile, Yoenis Cespedes, Jared Hughes, Jed Lowrie, Jake Marisnick, Eduardo Nunez, Rick Porcello, Erasmo Ramirez, Rene Rivera, Marcus Stroman, Michael Wacha, and Justin Wilson all officially became free agents Wednesday morning.

Of the Mets' free agents, the ones it could make the most sense for them to try to retain are Stroman and Wilson.

When it comes to Stroman, the Mets have until next Monday, Nov. 2, to decide whether or not to extend him the one-year qualifying offer worth $18 million.

If the Mets extend the offer and Stroman accepts, they will get him for the 2021 season at $18 million. 

If the Mets extend the offer and Stroman rejects it, they will receive draft pick compensation if Stroman signs elsewhere.

The Mets could also extend the offer (or not) and attempt to work out a long-term extension with Stroman.