Daniel Murphy will likely stay with the Mets for the foreseeable future

Posted: November 10, 2012 in News
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By Steven Inman

The Mets would be reluctant to trade 2B Daniel Murphy because of the hole it would create at second base. The organization is pleased with the progress Murphy made in learning the position last season and doesn’t view Jordany Valdespin highly enough to assume everyday duties there. We talked here yesterday on BrokeMets about how Valdespin isn’t likely to take the job away from Murphy. While fangraphs still hates Murphy’s defense, the eye test tells me that he has definitely improved since the beginning of the season.

Murphy’s bat has always been legit. Murph consistent year hitting .291 with 40 doubles, along with some improvements at second base have the organization sold on him going forward. With Ike Davis, Lucas Duda and now Daniel Murphy unlikely to be traded, all signs continue to point to one of R.A. Dickey or Jon Niese getting traded to fill multiple holes.

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