With David Wright staying in New York and Cy Young Award winner R.A. Dickey to be dealt with, the Mets face less dramatic decisions Friday, but important ones nonetheless.

Before the Friday deadline to tender contracts to arbitration-eligible players, the Mets are expected to non-tender pitchers Mike Pelfrey and Manny Acosta, along with outfielder Andres Torres. All three will become free agents.

Now that the Wright dilemma is solved, the team must deal with other business.

The Mets are interested in pursuing Pelfrey, recovering from Tommy John surgery, as a low-cost option, but agent Scott Boras is not known for agreeing to inexpensive deals.

Pelfrey, 28, is 50-54 with a 4.36 ERA in a Mets career marked by potential, some success, and maddening inconsistency.

With a dearth of outfielders, the team could also attempt to re-sign Torres at significantly less than the $2.7 million he made in 2012. Torres, who arrived with Ramon Ramirez last December in the trade that sent Angel Pagan to San Francisco, was a bust in New York, batting .230.

The tender deadline is also relevant to the Mets because it will create a new pool of free agents from which they can choose. Operating under a tight budget aside from attempts to extend Wright and Dickey, GM Sandy Alderson will eye players non-tendered by other clubs.

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