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#1 AHSaves

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Posted 03 December 2013 - 05:38 PM

Has anyone considered Daniel Murphy of the NYM as a potential trade target?

It seems as though the Mets aren't intent on paying for him this season. I see some real benefits to this trade.

1. He's on the right side of 30, (29 starting next season).
2. He has great versatility - 3B, 2B, 1B and OF.
3. He hits for a decent average - around .290 as a regular starter.
4. He is still relatively cheap.
5. Could platoon with Plouffe at 3B (or be traded for one another).
6. Insurance against a Dozier collapse.
7. Left handed bat with a little pop.
8. Fill a hole in the OF once/if the kids arrive (Sano, Rosario).
9. Good durability, averages 145+ games a year since 2009.
10. Stole 23 bases (caught 3 times) last year.

I could go on. I actually think this is a better idea after I started typing it up. There are negatives for sure but I think this would be a great upgrade to an increasingly younger team.

I compared his stats to Eddie Rosario's, both over 4 minor league seasons and while Rosario edges Murphy a few ticks in most offensive categories, Murphy is already a proven commodity in the Major Leagues. Could also free up Rosario for a great trade for pitching.

Stats here: http://www.baseball-...murphda08.shtml

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Posted 03 December 2013 - 05:44 PM

I like it.

I'm gonna give TR a call and suggest it. ;)
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#3 kab21

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Posted 03 December 2013 - 09:22 PM

If Murphy is being given away for a borderline top 30 prospect then this would be great. 4M or so in arb and a 2nd arb year is a good value even if he's nothing more than the LH part of a 3B or OF platoon.

The Twins definitely need to add some OF veteran OF depth to this team because I don't have that much confidence in the current roster.

#4 lightfoot789

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Posted 03 December 2013 - 09:40 PM

Not to mention his brother (Jonathan/CF) is in the Twins minor league system.

#5 Seth Stohs

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Posted 03 December 2013 - 10:56 PM

Not to mention his brother (Jonathan/CF) is in the Twins minor league system.


This... ha!! Daniel has played mainly second base... he can play a few places. I don't know that I'd give up much to get him, but isn't bad.

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Posted 03 December 2013 - 11:11 PM

It looks like Murphy has played almost exclusively at first and second, probably the two positions that the Twins really don't need reinforcements. If they had a Tony Phillips type who could legitimately start at second, third, and a corner outfield spot, that could be very helpful, especially with RH hitters Plouffe and Dozier having pretty severe platoon splits.

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Posted 03 December 2013 - 11:40 PM

The Twins don't need another poor defender. The defense in the outfield, third base and catcher will be among the worst in the league.