Daniel Murphy RUMORS & NEWS

  • On first day in Nats camp, Murphy feels right at home

    Masn "For many ballplayers, the drive to spring training is a long and arduous one, with plenty of opportunities for reflection and goal-setting. For Daniel Murphy, the drive has never been much to think about. Just hop on Interstate 95 from his home in Jacksonville, Fla., head south and exit three..." February 22

  • Murphy set for physical to make Nats deal official

    MLB.com "Almost two weeks after agreeing to terms on a three-year deal worth $37.5 million with the Nationals, infielder Daniel Murphy will take his physical Wednesday and will likely hold a news conference Thursday, according to a baseball source. The Nationals did not confirm the report. By getting..." January 06

  • Nats, ex-Met Daniel Murphy agree to 3-year deal

    ESPN "Former New York Mets second baseman Daniel Murphy has agreed to a three-year deal worth $37.5 million with the Washington Nationals, a club source told ESPN's Jim Bowden. Murphy set a major league record with homers in six straight postseason games and earned National League Championship Series..." December 26

  • Murphy believed Mets would offer multi-year deal

    New York Post "Daniel Murphy was Mr. October, but November and December haven’t gone as smoothly for him. The scrappy second baseman is among the significant group of players still searching for a new contract, after he kept vigil until the proverbial 11th hour, hoping the Mets would sign him to a new deal,..." December 23

  • Daniel Murphy not necessarily a goner from Mets

    ESPN "Daniel Murphy rejecting a one-year, $15.8 million qualifying offer from the New York Mets last Friday does not necessarily close the door on him returning to the Queens. The Mets are expected to make a legitimate bid for the free-agent infielder. And there is a belief within the organization..." November 19

  • How the Mets can replace Daniel Murphy in 2016

    Newark Star-Ledger "The Mets' middle infield is likely to look very different next season than it did in 2015. Daniel Murphy is almost certainly gone after he declined the Mets' qualifying offer Friday. That leaves a rather large hole in the Mets' lineup. Even before Murphy went wild in the postseason, he was a..." November 16

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    Ken Rosenthal @Ken_Rosenthal

    Sources: The #Rockies have discussed internally the possibility of signing free agent Daniel Murphy to play first base.

  • Daniel Murphy awaits Mets’ $15.8M decision

    New York Post "It’s decision day on Daniel Murphy. The Mets have until Friday night to extend the gritty second baseman a qualifying offer or risk losing him to free agency without receiving draft-pick compensation. All indications in recent weeks have been the Mets will make Murphy the one-year offer..." November 06

  • Mets will give Daniel Murphy $15.8 million qualifying offer

    Amazin' Avenue "The Mets will indeed give Daniel Murphy a qualifying offer, which is a one-year, $15.8 million contract for the 2016 season. With that, the Mets would be eligible for a compensatory pick after the first round of the amateur draft if Murphy declines the offer and signs with a new team. Murphy has..." November 06

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    Anthony DiComo @AnthonyDiComo

    Asked if he wants to stay here, free agent Murphy said: "This organization's been great to me. I feel blessed to have been a Met this long."

  • American League GM thinks Daniel Murphy will command “$75 million, maybe more”

    NBC Sports "Daniel Murphy has been a good, productive player for the Mets over the last seven-plus seasons, but the 30-year-old infielder wasn’t near the top of many free agent watch lists as October began. That has changed. Murphy smashed three home runs in the NLDS, four home runs in the NLCS, and he’ll..." October 25

  • Mets' Daniel Murphy sets record with homer in sixth straight playoff game

    ESPN New York "New York Mets second baseman Daniel Murphy's home run binge is now historic. Murphy delivered a two-run homer Wednesday night in the eighth inning of Game 4 of the National League Championship Series. Murphy's blast marked his sixth straight postseason game with a homer, setting a major..." October 22

  • Surprise, surprise...Daniel Murphy named NLCS MVP

    MLB.com "Daniel Murphy's power surge became historic in Wednesday's 8-3 Mets win, when with a two-run blast in the eighth inning of Game 4 of the National League Championship Series, the second baseman became the first player ever to homer in six consecutive postseason games. He was named the NLCS Most..." October 22

  • Murphy to get qualifying offer, but Mets future murky as ever

    New York Post "The Mets intend to make the qualifying offer of $15.8 million to Daniel Murphy. But that is mostly about guaranteeing a draft pick next June and remaining in play to sign the second baseman, even if the odds to keep him long-term remain — at best — iffy. What the Mets — and the industry —..." October 22

  • Mets' Daniel Murphy ties record by homering in 5th straight playoff game

    CBS Sports "In Game 3 of the NLCS between the Mets and Cubs (NYM-CHC GameTracker), New York cloutsman Daniel Murphy did it again -- in which "it" is a postseason home run. Murphy in the third inning of Game 3 homered to center field off Cubs starter Kyle Hendricks, which means he's now homered in five..." October 21

  • Mets still do not plan to bring Daniel Murphy back next season

    New York Daily News "Daniel Murphy’s historic October continued Sunday night as he homered in his fourth straight postseason game, but it appears nothing he does will help keep him in Queens next season. Two team sources said again Sunday that Murphy, despite his postseason heroics, is not in the Mets’ future..." October 19

  • Granderson steals third on his own after Murphy's 'joking' sign

    CBS Sports "Even when they're joking around, the New York Mets are dominating the Cubs in the NLCS. In the third inning of Game 2 on Sunday night, when Curtis Granderson stole third base, he thought he was running on a head's up suggestion by teammate Daniel Murphy. One batter after Granderson stole..." October 19

  • Will Mets lose Cespedes and Murphy?

    CBS Sports "Yoenis Cespedes carried the Mets through August, and Daniel Murphy is carrying them now, when it counts most, in October. They are the Mets' No. 3 and 4 hitters in their lineup, the key guys. But they both could easily be gone by next year. Both are free agents. Neither is guaranteed to..." October 18

  • Daniel Murphy shines in Mets' 3-2 Game 5 win over Dodgers

    Newark Star-Ledger "On Thursday night in Los Angeles, second baseman Daniel Murphy stepped up to singlehandedly extend the Mets' season, hitting a go-ahead homer and driving in two runs to propel New York to a 3-2 win over the Los Angeles Dodgers in Game 5 of the National League Division Series. Murphy served as..." October 16

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    Adam Rubin @AdamRubinESPN

    Michael Cuddyer (wrist) remains unavailable. Daniel Murphy (quad) likely out for weekend unless emergency, eyeing Monday in D.C. for return.

  • Murphy has a mild, left quad strain, listed day to day

    MetsBlog.com "The Mets said Thursday that Daniel Murphy has a mild strain of his left quad and he’s listed as day-to-day. Murphy left Wednesday night’s game prior to the fourth inning, at which time the team said he was removed as a precaution. He was on the disabled list from June 5 to June 30 due to a..." September 03

  • Daniel Murphy nearing return to Mets

    Hardball Talk "The Mets have scored two runs or fewer in five straight games and eight out of their last nine, but they are about to get some help for their struggling offense. No, I’m not talking about a trade, but Daniel Murphy is close to returning from the disabled list. Out since June 4 with a strained..." June 27

  • Mets now eyeing next weekend for Daniel Murphy's return

    ESPN "The New York Mets are choosing to proceed more slowly with Daniel Murphy's rehab and now are eyeing next weekend's series against the Cincinnati Reds at Citi Field for his activation. Murphy landed on the disabled list on June 5 with a strained left quadriceps. General manager Sandy Alderson..." June 21

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    Anthony DiComo @AnthonyDiComo

    Daniel Murphy is on track to come off the disabled list Tuesday in Milwaukee, Sandy Alderson says. Not Saturday. #Mets

  • Mets now labeling Daniel Murphy DL candidate

    ESPN New York "After expressing optimism only a few days earlier, New York Mets officials now sound like Daniel Murphy is more likely to open the season on the disabled list. Murphy pulled his right hamstring eight days ago. "Look, any hamstring is typically a minimum of a couple of weeks," general manager..." March 27

  • Billy Bean appreciates 'brave' Daniel Murphy's honesty

    Sporting News "Billy Bean had his say Wednesday in response to Daniel Murphy. Bean, an openly gay former player and now Major League Baseball's ambassador for inclusion, said he appreciated Murphy being honest when the Mets second baseman said Tuesday he "disagreed" with Bean's lifestyle, citing his religious..." March 05

  • Mets' Daniel Murphy vocal in disdain for Billy Bean's homosexuality

    Sporting News "The Mets invited Billy Bean, Major League Baseball's inclusion ambassador, to spend Tuesday with the team at their spring training facility, but not everyone was thrilled to have the openly gay executive around. Second baseman Daniel Murphy was clear about where he stood. "I disagree with..." March 04

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    Marc Carig @MarcCarig

    Murphy says he's open to extension talks, would be fine if talks happened in season. But so far, there has been nothing.

  • Should Mets trade Daniel Murphy?

    Newark Star-Ledger "Perhaps, in a vacuum, it would make little sense to trade Daniel Murphy. He was, after all, the Mets' only All-Star this season. For much of the season he was their most consistent hitter and, before getting hurt, was having the best season of his career, despite his flaws. And the Mets lineup..." October 16

  • Latest Trade Talk Surrounding Daniel Murphy, Kyle Seager and More

    Bleacher Report "As the top teams in baseball continue to fight for a World Series title, the rest of the league will spend this time looking for ways to improve for next season. No matter what a squad did in 2014, front offices usually spend the next few months looking for upgrades both internally and..." October 06

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    Ken Rosenthal @Ken_Rosenthal

    Sources: #Nationals have expressed interest in #Mets’ Murphy as well as #Indians’ Cabrera. Deal for Murphy considered a longshot.

  • With Daniel Murphy drawing interest from other teams, a extension with Mets is also possible

    New York Daily News "A few days ago, we talked about the possibility of the Mets trading Daniel Murphy, who has already grabbed the attention of teams looking for infield help, including the San Francisco Giants and Toronto Blue Jays. But he is also a Met who can hit at Citi Field, a commodity that has proven..." June 25

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    Adam Rubin @AdamRubinESPN

    Daniel Murphy's wife in labor. He won't be in lineup today. #mets

  • Daniel Murphy slowed with calf injury

    Hardball Talk "Mets second baseman Daniel Murphy will miss his sixth straight Grapefruit League game today due to a right calf injury. He hurt his calf while touching the second base bag on a double last Sunday. The original plan called for Murphy to return to the lineup today, but he’s not 100 percent yet...." March 22

  • Murph shin more severe than scrape

    ESPN "Daniel Murphy is not participating in outdoor morning stretching with teammates Sunday, two days after an aggressive slide into second base resulted in a right-shin issue. After Friday's game, Murphy had downplayed it as only a scrape. Wilmer Flores instead is starting at second base Sunday. " March 09

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    Adam Rubin @AdamRubinESPN

    Source: Daniel Murphy settled for $5.7M. $50k bonus for 500 PAs. #mets

  • Murphy believes he'll remain with Mets

    ESPN New York "Daniel Murphy said his agents spoke with Mets executives during the winter meetings and came away feeling that he will be a Met in 2014. Moreover, Murphy added Tuesday, he wants to be a Met next season. Murphy remains under the Mets' control through the 2015 season. Sources told..." December 17

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    Joel Sherman @Joelsherman1

    #Orioles are among teams looking hard at Daniel Murphy #Mets Also have some interest in Ike Davis. #Brewers #Rays more likely for Ike

  • Will NY Mets trade Ike Davis, Lucas Duda or Daniel Murphy this winter?

    New York Daily News "This World Series -- or, as Mets fans seem to regard it, the annoying partition blocking you from the offseason you’ve long been waiting for -- will end either tonight or tomorrow, but the New York baseball reader should not expect immediate hot stove action. The Mets are looking to trade..." October 30

  • After Wright injury, Mets may move Murphy to third

    New York Post "Now that David Wright figures to be out at least a month manager Terry Collins said he intended to discuss options with general manager Sandy Alderson. Moving Daniel Murphy to third is one option. “I want to talk to Sandy about some of the ideas we’ve got and make sure he’s on board with it..." August 05

  • Mets' Daniel Murphy has emerged as a clutch performer despite position changes

    Newark Star-Ledger "Daniel Murphy was selected in the 13th-round (394th overall) of the 2006 draft. He’s a third baseman by trade but debuted in the major as a left fielder. He later played first base before settling in at second the past two seasons. Now, Murphy is back at first with the demotion of Ike..." June 16

  • Leadoff man Murphy’s HR powers Mets

    New York Post "Daniel Murphy’s switch to the leadoff spot yesterday was supposed to create more opportunities for David Wright. But why pass the baton when you can finish the job? With the Mets needing a run for the lead in the eighth inning, Murphy came to the rescue with a monstrous home run against Kyuji..." May 20

  • Murphy may land on DL

    New York Post "Time is running out on Daniel Murphy in his attempt to be ready for Opening Day. The Mets second baseman was limited to taking “a couple” of swings yesterday as he deals with stiffness in his right rib cage area. It marked the second straight day Murphy was unable to participate in a minor..." March 18

  • Mets' Murphy back to new hack

    New York Post "When Daniel Murphy got back on the field to take batting practice for the first time since injuring his intercostal muscle last month, his swing was a little different than when he left off. Murphy attributed the injury that sidelined him for more than two weeks to a change he made during the..." March 12

  • Mets second baseman Daniel Murphy takes swing in right direction

    New York Daily News "Daniel Murphy hit in the cage Saturday and said he is progressing well from the strained muscle in his right side that has kept him from making his Grapefruit League debut this spring. “I took batting practice in the cage today and I felt good. I will come in tomorrow and see how I responded,”..." March 11

  • NY Mets second baseman Daniel Murphy takes swing in right direction

    New York Daily News "Daniel Murphy hit in the cage Saturday and said he is progressing well from the strained muscle in his right side that has kept him from making his Grapefruit League debut this spring. “I took batting practice in the cage today and I felt good. I will come in tomorrow and see how I responded,”..." March 10

  • Mets notes: Daniel Murphy sees doctor

    Bergen Record "Daniel Murphy visited a specialist in Manhattan on Tuesday morning, but as of Tuesday night, the Mets were waiting to announce the official diagnosis. On Monday, general manager Sandy Alderson said the Mets second baseman was experiencing discomfort along the right side of the..." February 20

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