Who’s Hot, pres. by Cholula: Daniel Murphy

In his last 17 games, Daniel Murphy is batting .417 with a .434 OBP, seven doubles, one triple, two HR and 12 RBI.

The Mets have listened to trade offers for Murphy at various points during the last year, but the asking price was ‘substantial,’ according to multiple reports (ESPN, July 25) Rubin, Dec. 11).

Murphy, 29, is expected to earn around $9 million through salary arbitration in 2015, after which he can become a free agent, says he is open to signing a contract extension to stay with the Mets. 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).


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59 comments
James Corsair Jr.
James Corsair Jr.

how would murph do in a playoff race won't find out in wilponville

JC Saez
JC Saez

Best Met in last 2 years!!!

Matt Grogan
Matt Grogan

Can't compare the dickey situation with murph

Matt Grogan
Matt Grogan

Louis Fournier would you give murph 4 years 50mil?

rstpigeon
rstpigeon

I think they should extend Murphy and still look to trade. At $12M per, he's still a very affordable piece to any team that would need him.

Francie Gribbon
Francie Gribbon

He should be The Captain and maybe the Team could follow his example.

metsrus
metsrus

How about this trade. We give Miami Thor, Montero, Lagares, and Palewki for Stanton on the condition he signs a long term deal with the Mets. Would Miami do that. Forget trading anythig else we become an instant contender with everything else we have.

Vinny Gibson
Vinny Gibson

And he should get a contract extension for about0 4 years. Period

Erik Christensen
Erik Christensen

I agree that we should sign Murph to a deal for at least 3 or 4 years

Erik Christensen
Erik Christensen

Dickey was a totally different story. We had young pitchers coming up in the farm system when we traded him.. Also he's in his late 30's and with a knuckleballer you don't know what you're going to get. We got his career season out of him. He will never be as good as he was in 2012 again

Judy Diamond
Judy Diamond

Nothing about this Met not to love. He's terrific and hopefully will be with the club for his entire career. I never have forgiven them for trading Reyes.

Doubleday
Doubleday

I see the Los Mets marketing team is hard at work.

elcondor
elcondor

Obviously, has more value to the Mets than any other team. Sign him, don't jerk him around.

Edward Ayala Jr.
Edward Ayala Jr.

Mets need to sign Murphy to a long term deal. You can't trade him and continue to add to the many voids the team already has. Let's keep our All-Star wearing Mets blue!

Mary Keogh
Mary Keogh

That is an understatement. Murph has been consistently great.

Eric Arnesen
Eric Arnesen

With hitting at a premium in the MLB no way should he be traded unless they are absolutely blown away. You trade from your depth not your weakness.

J.k. Jung-Bae
J.k. Jung-Bae

Sports Illustrated should do something similar with what they did with Keith Hernandez: "Who is Daniel Murphy and why is he leading the league in hits?"

Eddie_Dean
Eddie_Dean

This has to be the 50th time we've seen basically this exact same article since the start of the season.


Just for summation:


Murphy's entering his last year of arbitration, where he'll likely get $9 million

The Mets have fielded trade offers, but no one's anted up what they think he's worth

He'll likely get a 4-year deal worth somewhere between $40-$50 million in free agency

Murph's interested in an extension, but the Mets have had no talks yet with him or his agent

About the only thing different between what I just wrote and the other 50 times we've seen this article is that they updated his stats. Everything else is exactly the same. This is not news.

Guy Elliot
Guy Elliot

Don't understand why we would trade offense..... when we NEED offense.

spelletrader
spelletrader

If he stays with the Mets, is a move to 3b in his future?

I'm ok with ending the David Wright era.

Zach Goeringer
Zach Goeringer

I wanted to trade Murphy earlier in the season due to his fielding woes and the big return we could get on him, but I don't anymore. Murphy has stepped up as a leader and the best hitter on the team. He is a throw back to those gritty players from the 80's. On a team that is trying to find their way and their identity, it is very important to have a guy like Murphy to lead them in the right direction.

Kevin Connelly
Kevin Connelly

so disgusted with seeing salary ranges constantly floated around Murphy's name. Sign this player. He's a very good ballplayer and you won't sign him but you'll sign Granderson at $16MM per til he's 37? GFY Mets. 

Mr. SERCH
Mr. SERCH

man, I know we got Dilson Herrerra this, and "wilmer can play 2nd" that...but Murphy is a home grown, LEADER on this team now, who can handle NY and hitting in CitiField. They need to start negotiations NOW with him, buy out that big raise in Arb next year, give him an extra year because I read he is also looking for "security" more so than monetary value, and discuss a 5 year, 45-50 million dollar deal. I think he'd give us the "discount" if we gave him a 5th year, with the chance to stay in NY. Now 2nd base is set for a while, and you can still slowly bring along Herrera to be his replacement. Shore up that position and focus on a big SS upgrade for next year (i'd like to see them try and sign Hardy and keep the arms in case degroom, Harvey, gee, niese, etc get hurt again) 

Joe Paulson
Joe Paulson

Murphy hits, hits at Citifield, and is truly a Mets character. 


He deserves to be signed for an extended contract and it shouldn't be unreasonable overall. He has imperfections that will also stop him from getting ridiculous money.


The team's owners might not spend enough money, but this is one area where they should use their limited funds. And, it is ultimately a pretty conservative move to trust a guy they had in their system for so long. Do it!

Kyle Tompkins
Kyle Tompkins

They need to Keep Murphy, especially if Wright has truly declined.


They need another big hitter, CarGo and maybe JJ Hardy at SS.

hashburry
hashburry

If the Mets can get the top slugger from another team for Murphy, trade him, today.

spo52
spo52

@metsrus miami is NOT going to deal stanton PERIOD would love to see him in met uni but not happening.

Pete Brilvitch
Pete Brilvitch

@alphaq  I like Murphy, but best pure hitter since Olerud is a stretch - especially since Fonzie was still around when Olerud left. Wright had some seasons early in his career that Murphy hasn't come close to.

Eddie_Dean
Eddie_Dean

@Albert E Lewis I would agree, although I'm starting to wonder if Sandy might hold onto him heading into 2015, assuming he never gets the value back in a trade that he's looking for. If the team goes in the tank again next season, they could trade him at the deadline next year. If they actually compete, they could hold onto him and just accept the draft compensation when he leaves in free agency, giving Herrera a full year at AAA to get ready.


I still think extending him is the least likely outcome, although I do think it's less unlikely now than I did at the start of the year.

Chris Kujawa
Chris Kujawa

Wright has 10/5 rights. He's not being traded without his consent and considering he signed a long-term extension at below market value to stay in NY I don't think he'll give it.

Pete Brilvitch
Pete Brilvitch

@Mr. SERCH  You can't sign Murphy to a 5 year deal and keep Herrera around to be his replacement. Herrera could be ready next year - 2016 at the latest. If you're committing to Murphy, Herrera will need to be traded.

Eddie_Dean
Eddie_Dean

@hashburry @Eddie_Dean @Albert E Lewis Ehh, very different situation imo. Niese is younger, a pitcher, a lefty, and signed back on for a much friendlier deal than what I think Murph is going to be looking for right now.


It's not that I think Sandy's averse to ever extending anybody. I just don't think he's going to do it for Murph for a bunch of reasons.

Pete Brilvitch
Pete Brilvitch

@spelletrader  After enduring all of these losing seasons, I don't think he'd consent to a trade (even to a contender) now that the Mets appear to be on the verge of turning things around - especially since he signed a below market deal to stay.

Eddie_Dean
Eddie_Dean

@hashburry @Alec Rhodes If they're trying to make the playoffs, why would they trade their top slugger? Unless you're talking about a prospect.