Sandy says Murphy will be a “big part” of the 2015 team

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Mets General Manager Sandy Alderson said that 2B Daniel Murphy will be a big part of the 2015 Mets Team. This confirms that Daniel Murphy will not be traded this offseason, and this is a good thing, because trading Murphy opens up another big hole. One that Dilson Herrera cannot cover.

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Here is an excerpt from WFAN’s Brad Kallet talking about Murphy: ” The All-Star second baseman has been the subject of trade rumors for a long time now, though it doesn’t appear that any deals have been close. Last week, the Mets’ GM said that he’s “reluctant” to trade the 29-year-old infielder. However, according to ESPN, if New York is able to acquire a top-tier shortstop then a Murphy trade could soon follow.
It’s important to note that Murphy, who is arbitration-eligible, is expected to get a raise and could earn over $8 million next season. The smooth-swinging lefty will also become a free agent after the 2015 campaign and it’s unlikely he’ll be signed to a contract extension before Opening Day.
But if the Mets are finally ready to win now — and it appears that they are — then Murphy’s current salary and his status as an impending free agent should be non-factors. Next season is about returning to the playoffs, right? Isn’t that what we’ve been told? Isn’t that what manager Terry Collins just said?”

He brings up a good point, this team is ready to win, so let’s go. Trading Murphy would be a huge mistake.

1 Comment

Two weeks ago Sandy said he was “reluctant to trade Murphy”
which essentially meant he was open to offers. Yesterday he changed his tune a bit.And I agree with you Niko this is good news.As for the idea to trade the only All Star player of 2014 with exemplary attitude on and off the field (as opposed to “primadona” Harvey) and the only reliable bat for a shortstop it makes no sense from the offensive point of view. The defense might improve marginally but there will be no compensation for the loss of his bat. Still I feel that Murphy entering his prime age gets no respect. He will get though once he becomes a free agent.

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