Daniel Murphy 12 (Baron)

Asking price for Daniel Murphy is high, unlikely he is traded

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).

Nevertheless, they continue to push hard to make a deal (Passan, Dec. 9), with teams seeing Murphy as a second baseman, third baseman and super-utility guy (Rosenthal, Nov. 14).

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 (DuquetteMartino, 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).

183 comments
Aaron Chan
Aaron Chan

KEEP MURPHY 2BASE.Do not trade MURPHY.

nicktheman7
nicktheman7

blake you are trolling you suck no  castro and no pujols we got no money screwed up on fatty colon

Tom Leahy
Tom Leahy

They should Murphy move him to first and unload Ike Davis, move Tajada to second and find a good SS

Lewis Paffile
Lewis Paffile

I'd love to keep Murph. I have a hard time believing we can find a better clubhouse guy with a high average for 2B. I also hate to think of Ike hitting long bombs off of our staff if he's in the national league. I think Ike can be a huge plus if he either gets his head on straight or leaves NY. He's just so good defensively and that power is ridiculous. If he hits .250 he's worth keeping. Duda can go.

Lynn Knee
Lynn Knee

No they shouldn't...they need to keep him...

Todd D. Ferrell
Todd D. Ferrell

other than Wright only guy coming back that can hit on a team that cant score runs. 

Geri Mariano
Geri Mariano

Murphy, Wright and Granderson all batting in order would make a nice 3 spot.

Adam Fallone
Adam Fallone

Trade Ike. Not Murph, and not duda either. I still have faith in him.

rico
rico

I guess we can surmise that everybody's asking a LOT for everyone.


Murphy is a solid player with a small contract by todays standards.

I still like him as a met, and think he's a good solid baseball player on a good team. 

On a AA team like last years he could only do so much. 


He'd be an all-star w the Yankees and they'd compare him to their beloved Scott Brosius.


Glad Sandy isn't giving him away



 

Lenny Matos Ramirez
Lenny Matos Ramirez

Whoever said he commits many errors hasn't seen his stats .997 last year and 1.00 in 2012!

Daniel Bertorelli
Daniel Bertorelli

The guy had a .319 on base percentage last year, trade before people realize how bad he is!

Jason Gorto
Jason Gorto

Keep him!!!!!!!! we need a SS, 2b is covered, he hustles , hits and is a great guy.

Joseph Rudowsky
Joseph Rudowsky

Out .Trade tejada instead. Why are they trying to trade murph? He's a good player. He is no easy

Penny Andrews
Penny Andrews

we should keep murphy, he hits and plays second good

ladymetfan
ladymetfan

Thank God. Murph is not dead weight...jettison Ike AND Duda both, throw in Tejada, now that's "addition by subtraction"!

Mary Rodgers
Mary Rodgers

Nooooo dint trade Murph its Ike that needs to go !!!!!!!!!

David Drimer
David Drimer

god forbid we should have someone inthe lineup capable of occasionally getting a basehit...

Ronnie Smith
Ronnie Smith

Best hitter on the team last year, its not easy to replace 200+ hits just move him to first

John T. Smith
John T. Smith

I don't like the premise; shop Murphy and see what you get. Why not just shop for what you need? It seems that the point is to subtract Murphy first, add a player later.

Curt Zegarra
Curt Zegarra

I just gotta' feelin' about Duda at 1st. Murphy in front of Wright is as solid as any 2-3 hitters in the NL. If their was value in Ike or Duda, I would definitely start w/ them before going near Murphy. Good to see a bunch of knowledgeable fans though. We'll see.

metfan8669
metfan8669

Anyone think it's possible to trade Satin/DeGrom and other prospects (Not top tier prospects like Montero) to TB or Cleveland to fill that SS vacancy?   That way we keep both Ike and Duda and let them compete as well as take one bench spot giving Terry Collins LH Pop off the bench.

Lisa Ann
Lisa Ann

If they trade Murphy, everyone will hear me scream...

Mont5
Mont5

I must say I feel like a sucker by coming into this blog hoping that the Mets made a move but knowing that they won't. I understand that this blog is like a business so Matt has to come up with stuff to write about so that we could fall for it and leave a comment about it. Bottom line this team is operating like a small market. I guess we need to get use to it. Fool me once shame on you fool me twice shame on me.

blake
blake

I think the mets should trade Murph cus hes a SCRUB! Get Starlin Castro, Pujols. Mets got money to spend

Mont5
Mont5

I think the Mets are all talk and no action. They are putting up a show for the fans knowing that they won't make a move or sign another free agent.

DMMP
DMMP

@metfan8669 Cleveland is apparently asking for a lot for cabrera... And on top of that, they would be able to get someone good for him. Zero chance.  Why would a team trade a guy that was formerly and not to long ago awesome, played pretty average last year, for scrubs/lower level guys/roster filler?  You can't trade roster filler for real roster pieces. It doesn't usually work that way.

Mont5
Mont5

Sorry Ike has to go

dynobeats
dynobeats

Mont5, Your post gave me a 5 minute headache. All that rambling about being a sucker and falling for comments?...all you wanted to say was that you feel this team is operating like a small market team. Fool me once!!!

dexx
dexx

@blake Murphy had better #'s than Castro& Pujols put together last season

dynobeats
dynobeats

A guy who shows he wants to play for this team and took the second base job better than anyone expected is not a "Scrub."

Mont5
Mont5

I agree. Is becoming a bad winter meeting for the Mets. Everybody said that the Mets must come out of the winter meetings as winners. So far they are loser. Granderson was a giving.

DMMP
DMMP

We had one serious downgrade (Harvey), one serious upgrade(Granderson, and a push (CYJ -who at best could be Byrd of last year during the time he was here).  Basically... if we do nothing else, we're no better or worse really... Though there will be some good guys coming up mid season (Syndergaard, Montero, and Puello,for example)

metfan8669
metfan8669

@harvey33 - I hear a lot of hating, but isn't it good to be prudent and patient with the money we have?  I am all for improving, but not throwing cash around just for the sake of making moves.  

ken1010
ken1010

@Mont5  I think Sandy would like to take perfect actions, get stars for Ike and Murphy and improve greatly.  He is asking for a very promising young pitcher for Ike, and potential ace Bundy for Murphy.  


Sandy seems to be unable to make the push trade - swap equal talent to get equivalent players at different positions where they would be of more use.  With three first basement, and Flores sitting behind Murphy, it would be great to get a Murphy-level player to play shortstop.  


Sandy seems to be trying to win the trade like he did with Wheeler and Syndergard, and that's unlikely to happen.  He is overplaying his hand, and that might work, but I doubt it.

Anthony Testa
Anthony Testa

I hate to say it but I'm getting that feeling also.

metfan8669
metfan8669

@DMMP @metfan8669 - Those teams usually have to get creative.  I was just throwing out an idea or two. -- Maybe the Rays match up better.  Some times "lower level guys" work out.  Lagares, or Chris Johnson of the Braves who was basically a throw in to a deal come to mind.

metfan8669
metfan8669

@Mont5 - I agree with you guys.  Really I think all I see happening is the Mets signing two SPs and an RP. (The SS situation would be great to fix, but I don't know if I am sold on Drew at $12mil per.)  One of those SP will be a sure guy for the rotation, like Arroyo, and one will be a guy that can fill in when we need him or compete with Mejia. -- I hope someone better than Matsuzaka.

ken1010
ken1010

@DMMP  We get an upgrade from Wheeler being a year older and on the team for a full year.  And from Syndergard and Montero arriving in June or so.

Anthony Testa
Anthony Testa

Based on your logic you must not like the Chris young signing

methead
methead

@ken1010 Or maybe there the players you can get for those players are better than the ones you have.  Why trade Murphy can hit to get a question mark.  You could make the team offensively worse.  I think he is willing to trade anyone even if its not a stud.  But he is going to give Murphy and Ike away for the sake of it.


AND I don't even like Sandy Alderson.  LOL

DMMP
DMMP

@blake @DMMP It means clearly this is ridiculous.  Fantasy land talk.  Mets claim to not have the money.  And they don't have they aren't going to be acquiring Castro or Pujols.  This isn't fantasy baseball or a video game.