The asking price for Daniel Murphy is ‘substantial,’ according to people who have checked in on him (Rubin, Dec. 11).
2:10 pm: Murphy is unlikely to be traded, according to a Mets source (Rubin, Dec. 11).
10:30 am: The Mets are very willing to trade Murphy, someone told a rival GM at the start of the Winter Meetings (Martino, Dec. 8). However, there is growing skepticism they will find the right deal (Martino, Dec. 9), leading a source to speculate that he could remain with the Mets (Rubin, Dec. 11).
In regards to the market for Murphy, it was reported that the Orioles had interest (Sherman, Dec. 9). However, Baltimore’s interest may have been a bit overstated (Duquette, Martino, Dec. 9). Also, the Mets asked for top pitching prospect Dylan Bundy, among other players, which Baltimore quickly turned down (Duquette on MLB Network Radio).
Murphy may only be worth a mid-rotation starting pitcher, according to people familiar with the market for second baseman (Cerrone, Dec. 9). The Dodgers, Yankees, Tigers, Royals and Orioles are all reportedly looking to acquire a middle infielder this winter (Heyman, Nov. 6).