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Daniel Murphy | Second Baseman

Team: New York Mets
Age / DOB:  (30) / 4/1/1985
Ht / Wt:  6'1" / 215
Bats / Throws: Left / Right
College: Jacksonville
Contract: view contract details

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2B Daniel Murphy has rejected the Mets' one-year, $15.8 million qualifying offer.
He's probably not going to get that much annually, but Murphy won't have trouble netting a multi-year contract this offseason. He batted .281/.322/.449 with 14 homers this past season and broke a postseason record by homering in six straight games. The Rockies are one club known to have some interest in the veteran infielder. Nov 13 - 5:07 PM

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Yankees general manager Brian Cashman indicated Monday that the team doesn't expect to pursue free agent infielder Daniel Murphy.

Cashman declined to answer a question about Murphy specifically, but he indicated that they don't see a player like him as a fit for second base. "We have two offensive-profile players already at that position," said Cashman, in reference to Rob Refsynder and Dustin Ackley. "I think if we did any changing there, it would be seeking more balance on both sides of the ball." The Mets extended a one-year, $15.8 million qualifying offer to Murphy last Friday. He's fully expected to decline and sign elsewhere, which would net the Mets a compensatory draft pick in 2016.
Nov 10 - 9:49 AM

According to Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports, the Rockies have had internal discussions about signing Daniel Murphy to play first base.

Murphy is certainly going to get paid this winter after his massive postseason, though he loses a lot of value offensively if installed at first base. The Rockies seem to be open to acquiring a first baseman from outside of the organization, rather than hand the job to Ben Paulsen.
Nov 7 - 2:39 PM

Mets extended a $15.8 million qualifying offer to 2B Daniel Murphy.

Murphy isn't a $15.8 million player, but he's going to turn down the offer and get a multi-year pact this winter. The second baseman hit .281/.322/.449 with 14 homers this season and raised his stock with a monster showing in the NLDS and NLCS.
Nov 6 - 3:30 PM

CBS Sports' Jon Heyman reports that the Mets will make a $15.8 million qualifying offer to Daniel Murphy.

It's been the speculation for a few weeks now. Heyman notes that while Murphy is interested in remaining with the Mets, he's "very unlikely" to accept the qualifying offer. The NLCS MVP is in line to receive a pretty healthy contract in free agency.
Nov 6 - 12:37 PM

Daniel Murphy set an MLB record by homering in his sixth consecutive postseason game on Wednesday, launching a two-run home run in the eighth inning to help the Mets to an 8-3 NLCS Game 4 win over the Cubs.

Murphy crushed an almost-homer that wound up a double in the seventh inning before hitting a real deal two-run shot in the eighth inning. He finished the game 4-for-5, working a pair of singles when he wasn't clobbering the ball around the park. In perhaps the Stat O' the Night, Murphy has now collected more hits this postseason (16) than times he's swung and missed (12). We'll see if his bat can stay hot through the six day break between Wednesday's conclusion of the NLCS and the start of the World Series.
Oct 22 - 12:15 AM

Daniel Murphy did it again Tuesday, homering, singling and scoring a pair of runs in Tuesday's NLCS Game 3 victory over the Cubs.

Kyle Hendricks was the victim this time, as Murphy launched a pitch into the right-center field bleachers in the second inning. He then hustled to beat out an infield single before scoring one of the club's two runs in the seventh. Murphy has now inexplicably gone deep in five straight games and has homered a total of six times in eight contests this postseason.
Oct 20 - 11:24 PM

CBS Sports' Jon Heyman reports that the Mets are expected to make a one-year, $15.8 million qualifying offer to Daniel Murphy.

Previous reports indicated that the Mets wouldn't make a qualifying offer, but apparently his fantastic postseason has changed things. At the very least, this would put the Mets in position to receive a draft pick if he signs elsewhere as a free agent this winter. All indications are that the Mets will turn to in-house options (Dilson Herrera, Wilmer Flores) at second base next year. Even with the excellent postseason, Murphy is the sort of player who could see his market take a hit with a qualifying offer attached.
Source: CBS Sports
Oct 20 - 3:03 PM

Daniel Murphy continued his torrid postseason hitting, homering in his fourth consecutive game as he led the Mets to a 4-1 victory over the Cubs and a commanding 2-0 series lead in the NLCS.

Murphy got his damage done early, following David Wright's first-inning RBI double with his towering blast to right field. He had just missed taking Arrieta deep earlier in the at-bat, blasting a slider into the second deck in right field, only just a few feet foul. He has tied the Mets franchise record with five career postseason home runs, all coming during this epic seven-game stretch. All of his long balls have come off the best of the best in the National League, victimizing Arrieta, Jon Lester, Zack Greinke and Clayton Kershaw (twice). With Sunday's blast, he became just the eighth player in postseason history to homer in four straight games. The only player to do so five times, was Carlos Beltran with the Astros in 2004. He finished the night 2-for-3 plus an intentional walk and is hitting .357/.379/.929 with eight RBI in the postseason.
Oct 18 - 11:17 PM

Daniel Murphy connected on a solo home run in the Mets' win over the Cubs in Game 1 of the NLCS on Saturday.

His round-tripper to right field got the scoring started in the first inning. Could Murphy be any hotter? He’s now tied for the postseason lead in home runs with Colby Rasmus and Kyle Schwarber. Three of his four jacks have come against left-handers, an incredible feat considering Murphy homered just once in 126 at-bats against southpaws during the regular season. We’ll see if Cy Young hopeful Jake Arrieta can cool Murphy off in Game 2.
Oct 17 - 11:17 PM

CBS Sports' Jon Heyman hears that the Mets will allow Daniel Murphy to depart as a free agent.

Murphy, 30, had a nice regular season and has starred this postseason, but the Mets have cheap second base options for 2016 in Wilmer Flores and Dilson Herrera. The club is not expected to extend a $15.8 million qualifying offer to Murphy.
Oct 16 - 10:51 AM

Daniel Murphy was a one-man wrecking crew Thursday, going 3-for-4 with a home run, two RBI, two runs scored and a stolen base to help the Mets edge the Dodgers 3-2 in Game 5 of the NLDS.

The Mets now move on to face the Cubs in the NLCS. They might not have were it not for Murphy, who was the only player capable of getting much going against Dodgers starter Zack Greinke. Murphy knocked an RBI double in the first inning before singling, stealing third following a walk and scoring on a sacrifice fly in the fourth inning. The biggest blow, though, was the solo home run in the sixth that turned out to be the difference in the game. Murphy went 7-for-21 (.333) with three homers, five RBI and five runs scored in the five-game series. If this postseason is the end of his run with the Mets, he's certainly making it a memorable goodbye.
Oct 15 - 11:21 PM

Daniel Murphy ripped a solo home run in Tuesday's loss to the Dodgers.

The Mets were able to do very little all night against Clayton Kershaw and the Dodgers' bullpen, but Murphy was able to pierce Kershaw's armor with a solo shot in the fourth inning. It was his second home run of the NLDS against the reigning National League MVP. Unfortunately for the Mets, two singles, three walks and no runs is all else they were able to muster.
Oct 13 - 11:05 PM

Daniel Murphy blasted a solo homer off Clayton Kershaw in the fourth inning of Friday's Game 1 victory over the Dodgers.

Murphy's blast opened the scoring in a contest where both starting pitchers were locked in and racking up strikeouts. It was certainly a memorable way for the 30-year-old infielder to begin his postseason career.
Oct 10 - 1:08 AM

Daniel Murphy hit a three-run home run in a 1-for-5 effort as the Mets fell to the Phillies on Wednesday.

Murphy punished a wild Alec Asher, drilling a three-run home run to right-center in the first inning, staking the Mets to an early 3-0 lead. The second baseman is on an 11-game hitting streak, nearing season's end with a .284/.325/.455 triple-slash line, 14 home runs, and 73 RBI.
Sep 30 - 11:22 PM

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C1Travis d'Arnaud
2Kevin Plawecki
3Johnny Monell
1B1Lucas Duda
2B1Dilson Herrera
SS1Wilmer Flores
2Ruben Tejada
3Matt Reynolds
3B1David Wright
2Eric Campbell
3Ty Kelly
LF1Michael Conforto
2Michael Cuddyer
CF1Juan Lagares
2Kirk Nieuwenhuis
3Darrell Ceciliani
4Brandon Nimmo
RF1Curtis Granderson
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2Jacob deGrom
3Noah Syndergaard
4Steven Matz
5Jon Niese
6Logan Verrett
7Zack Wheeler
8Rafael Montero
9Josh Smoker
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2Addison Reed
3Hansel Robles
4Carlos Torres
5Sean Gilmartin
6Erik Goeddel
7Dario Alvarez
8Jenrry Mejia
9Jeff Walters
10Josh Edgin
11Stolmy Pimentel