The Mets are not actively looking to trade 2B Daniel Murphy, Mets GM Sandy Alderson told beat reporter Mike Puma (NY Post, July 18).
“That situation will resolve itself over time,” he added.
It was recently reported that the Blue Jays and Giants, among others teams, will have interest in Murphy, according to columnist Andy Martino (Daily News, June 23). The Mets were reportedly open to trading him this past off season, but the asking price was ‘substantial,’ according to people who checked in on him (Rubin, Dec. 11).
10:05 am: Murphy says the Mets have not talked to his agent about a contract extension (Newsday, July 18).
“I think that anybody would be willing to listen to an extension,” Murphy said.
Murphy, 29, is expected to earn around $9 million through salary arbitration in 2015, after which he can become a free agent.
According to MLB Trade Rumors, based on his position, age and stats, Murphy is likely due a four- or five-year contract extension worth around $12 million per season (MLBTR, June 26).