As expected, the seven Mets players eligible filed for salary arbitration today, part of a group of 146 players across the majors to do so.

The seven players — second baseman Daniel Murphy, shortstop Ruben Tejada, outfielder Eric Young Jr., starting pitcher Dillon Gee, reliever Bobby Parnell, and first basemen Ike Davis and Lucas Duda — could all contribute significantly to the Mets in 2014.

The next step in the process comes Friday, when players and clubs exchange salary figures. The goal is to negotiate a contract without a hearing and that usually is the case — the Mets last went to a hearing against reliever Oliver Perez in 2008; their previous arbitration hearing was against starter David Cone in 1992.

If there is a hearing, the two sides will present arguments to an arbiter, who then decides the player’s salary for the upcoming season.

Murphy projects to garner the biggest raise after making $2.925 million last season, his first as an arbitration-eligible player. MLB Trade Rumors estimates Murphy, who led the Mets in hits and played in 160 games last season, would make $5.8 million through the arbitration process.