Daniel Murphy expects to be on the Mets next season, which is exactly where he wants to be, he told reporters while playing Santa at the team’s annual kid’s holiday party.
The Mets have been reportedly listening to offers for Murphy, but their asking price is “substantial,” according to people who have checked in on him (Rubin, Dec. 11).
“I want to be in New York,” Murphy said (Rubin, Dec. 17). “We’ve struggled the last couple of years, and I also feel like hopefully my best baseball is ahead of me. … I think I’ll be here. … I want to be here. I think this organization is headed in the right direction, and I really want to be a part of it.”
Matthew Cerrone, Lead Writer
It’s simple, the Mets are smart to listen and they’re smart to ask for the moon. If trading Murphy helped the Mets get better, they would pull the trigger. However, if the pitches were low, and the Mets are better with Murphy, they’ll keep Murphy. This should be the case for every player, I don’t care who it is. There is no evidence the Mets went in to the offseason hellbent on trading Murphy. But, there’s no harm in listening to offers…