This past Saturday, when asked to respond to online trade rumors about the Mets wanting to trade Daniel Murphy, Sandy Alderson said:
“I haven’t been on Twitter in a long time, so I know you haven’t been reading my tweets and I don’t think you’ve been reading them from Terry Collins. So, at this point, do what I do, ignore Twitter and try to ignore the blogosphere and have a beer when you go home tonight.”
Murphy is making $5.8 million this year. He is eligible for salary arbitration this winter, and can become a free agent after the 2015 season.
“Look, we have a real appreciation for Dan Murphy,” Alderson said. “There’s no question – in terms of this ballpark – he’s been a plus. You know, we talk about it all the time, we’re looking for players that are willing to play in New York or can play in New York. He hits in New York. He hits in this ballpark.”