Team Insiders Say They’ll Listen To Offers On Daniel Murphy
Team Insiders Say They’ll Listen To Offers On __________.
Fill in the blank…
The thing is, whenever the Mets say they aren’t trading anyone and only listening to offers, that player may as well pack their bags.
We heard that line a lot regarding R.A. Dickey last year, and get used to hearing it again this season about Daniel Murphy.
Haven’t you been paying attention?
After a remarkable 2013 campaign, Daniel Murphy is heading into arbitration and will be looking for a substantial raise… It’s time to pay the piper and quite frankly, that makes No. 28 a marked man…
The second best offensive player on the team after Wright, Murphy has distinguished himself as one of the top ten second basemen in the game. But the fact that he doesn’t walk enough to suit the front office’s fascination with what an ideal ballplayer should be, further lessens his appeal to the decision makers who will be hawking his wares this Winter, come hell or high-water.
A career year certainly spells doom for a Mets’ player these days, just ask R.A. Dickey or Marlon Byrd, who weren’t being shopped either, but the insiders kept saying they were simply listening to offers… You didn’t really believe that, did you?
There’s little chance that both sides will go to arbitration, and I do believe they will settle on an amount somewhere around $6-7 million, but therein lies the problem. That amount is way too rich for the front office’s taste, unfortunately.
To Alderson and Co, a cost of $2.9 million for 188 hits and 32 walks is… Meh…
However, $6-7 million for 188 hits and 32 walks is more like… Are you @#$%&# kidding me?
You see, Sandy Alderson is here on business. He’s not a die-hard Met fan like you and me. He is simply an administrator sent here by Bud Selig to keep the Wilpons afloat. He’s doing an admirable job, by the way… Worthy of recognition in the Jedi Archives…
I’m gonna miss Murphy…
Leave your goodbyes for Murphy in the comment thread below…
About the Author: Joe DeCaro
I'm a lifelong Mets fan who loves writing and talking about the Amazins' 24/7. From the Miracle in 1969 to the magic of 1986, and even the near misses in '73 and '00, I've experienced it all - the highs and the lows. I started Mets Merized Online in 2005 to feed my addiction. Follow me on Twitter @metsmerized.
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