Showing posts with label Daniel Murphy. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Daniel Murphy. Show all posts

Friday, April 04, 2014

Mets News and Notes: Murphy Sluggish, Parnell 50/50, Wheeler faults Himself, Wright-Harvey in Top Jersey Sales

Mets News and Notes:  Murphy Sluggish, Parnell 50/50, Wheeler faults Himself, Wright-Harvey in Top Jersey Sales

Bobby Parnell indicated Thursday that team doctors have told him it is “50-50” whether he will require Tommy John surgery.

The injured closer added that he may make a decision about whether to have surgery in two weeks -- not wait the full six weeks that includes a throwing program Sandy Alderson laid out Wednesday.

That’s because Tommy John surgery has a 10- to 14-month recovery time, and Parnell wants to ensure he does not affect his availability for 2015 if he needs to proceed with the ligament-replacement surgery. Read ESPN (Rubin).
After missing the first two games of the season while in Florida for the birth of his son, Daniel Murphy went 1-for-3 with a walk in his season debut Thursday. But Murphy also committed a pair of errors at second base in the 8-2 loss to the Washington Nationals.

"I felt good at the plate. Not so much in the field," Murphy said afterward. "I was a little sluggish on defense. It was frustrating." Read More ESPN (Rubin).
The Washington Nationals ultimately won 8-2 at Citi Field. Yet Zack Wheeler faulted himself, not a bullpen that surrendered five runs or batters that were kept off the scoreboard the final eight innings.

Tuesday, April 01, 2014

Mets News: Mets have called up INF Wilmer Flores and RHP Kyle Farnsworth

Mets News:

The Mets have called up infielder Wilmer Flores and relief pitcher Kyle Farnsworth.

Second baseman Daniel Murphy, who missed opening day, is expected to go on paternity leave on Wednesday.

Farnsworth will replace Bobby Parnell in the bullpen. Parnell has a partially torn MCL in elbow.

Monday, March 31, 2014

Mets News and Notes: Mejia OK, Ike get Starts, Chris Young down, Murphy in Labor

Mets News and Notes:

Jenrry Mejia was examined by a team doctor and also threw a baseball Sunday and was deemed healthy, Terry Collins said.

The manager added that Mejia is all set to face the Cincinnati Reds on Friday at Citi Field.

Mejia had been struck with a line drive in the right forearm Friday in Montreal. X-rays there were negative, and he was diagnosed with inflammation.
Your Opening Day starter at first base for the Mets? It's Ike Davis.

Terry Collins said he selected Davis because of his favorable career numbers against Stephen Strasburg (.364, two homers in 11 at-bats).

Still, Collins said all three first basemen will play.

Josh Satin will start Game 2 against left-hander Gio Gonzalez. And Collins sounded like Duda would start Game 3.

Monday, March 24, 2014

Must See Video: Daniel Murphy's between the legs throw to first

Daniel Murphy fields a bunt by Bryce Harper and makes a fantastic between-the-legs throw to first for the second out of the inning

Video Courtesy of

Saturday, March 22, 2014

Mets News: Daniel Murphy gets some AB's in St.Lucie, expected to play Sunday

Mets News:

According to ESPN's Adam Rubin, Daniel Murphy went 0-for-4 with a walk while playing in a minor-league game Saturday in Port St. Lucie. He did not run after making contact, but did run the bases before the game.

Murphy had been sidelined since Sunday with a right calf injury.

Terry Collins expects Murphy to play in Sunday's Grapefruit League game.

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Mets News: Terry Collins says he expects Murphy back Wednesday, Davis and Duda possible to follow

Mets News:

According to a report from Adam Rubin of ESPN NY,  Terry Collins expects Daniel Murphy to return to the Grapefruit League lineup on Wednesday, when the Mets host the St. Louis Cardinals at Tradition Field.

Rubin also iterates that Collins believes Lucas Duda and Ike Davis could be serving as designated hitters on a minor-league field as soon as Thursday.

Murphy has been hampered with a shin injury, Duda has been bothered by a left hamstring injury and Davis has been troubled by a right calf injury that has had him walking around in a boot to stabilize his injury.

Collins told ESPN:

“They did stuff inside today, some movement drills -- both Duda and Ike,” “We’re hoping that they do it again tomorrow. And then we’re hoping on Thursday maybe at least get them into minor-league camp and DH them.”

Sunday, March 09, 2014

Mets News: Daniel Murphy has sore shin, will be day to day

Mets News:

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.

"The only thing I can say is it's day-to-day right now," Murphy said. "I'm still like 25 percent on the way to my last year's quota of [spring-training] at-bats. So I'm at a pretty good pace right now. My leg's a little sore right now. It's just sore. It's tough to really describe."

Wilmer Flores instead is starting at second base Sunday.

Friday, March 07, 2014

Mets News: Wright and Murphy will play Friday against Cardinals

Mets News:

The Mets Captain David Wright says he is set to make his 2014 Grapefruit League debut on Friday at Tradition Field against the St. Louis Cardinals.

Manager Terry Collins had held Daniel Murphy and Wright out of the first week of exhibition games to attempt to minimize the risk of injury.

Both have been beset by side-muscle injuries in camp in recent years. Murphy also is expected to face the Cards in his first official exhibition appearance.

Wright says, "I felt like I got good work in. I felt I'm a lot more prepared now than I have been in recent spring trainings to enter games, and I think I'll get a little more out of it. As I've mentioned before, I wouldn't be able to get the [pregame preparation] work in if I were playing in the games. I faced some of the minor-league pitchers this past week. I faced Bobby a few times. And then on top of that I get a chance to go work on things that I think are beneficial to me.

Friday, February 14, 2014

Mets Fan Poll: Who do you want to play First Base for the Mets in 2014?

Mets Fan Poll:

I have been in recent torment from friends over the idea of who is going to play first base for the 2014 New York Mets.

It's Pretty clear and simple, It's Ike Davis' job to lose with Lucas Duda behind him for the job...

Then we have the second tier elite with Josh Satin, Andrew Brown, Matt Clark and even Ill throw Daniel Murphy, Wilmer Flores in there as well....

I want to get an Idea who you prefer to be at first base in 2014..

Please Vote Below and It will also be on our right side bar...

Saturday, January 18, 2014

Mets News: Mets Give Contracts to Parnell, Murphy and Gee....All Avoid Arbitration

Mets News:

Bobby Parnell will earn $3.7 million in 2014, with the opportunity to earn an additional $50,000 if he appears in 60 games. Parnell, who was eligible for arbitration for the second time, receives a raise from $1.7 million in 2013.

Daniel Murphy and the Mets have settled on a contract for 2014 at $5.7 million. Murphy also will have the opportunity to earn a $50,000 bonus with 500 plate appearances. Murphy earned $2.925 million in 2013. He has one more arbitration year before becoming eligible for free agency after the 2015 season.

Dillon Gee and the Mets have settled on a $3.625 million salary for 2014, according to Earlier in the day, Gee had filed for $4.05 million, with the Mets countering at $3.2 million.

Gee went 12-11 with a 3.62 ERA in 32 starts in 2013. He started slowly last season, in his return from July 2012 surgery that repaired a damaged artery in his pitching shoulder. But beginning with a game against the Yankees, Gee pitched highly effectively. He ultimately logged 199 innings last season.

The only arbitration case left is Lucas Duda who has requested a 2014 salary of $1.9 million, while the Mets have countered at $1.35 million, according to If the two sides don't agree, they would go to a hearing next month before an arbitrator.

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Mets News: Mets Arbitration Eligible Players salary projections

Friday will be the  deadline to exchange salary demands...

The Mets have not yet settled with any of their arbitration-eligible players: Daniel Murphy, Ike Davis, Bobby Parnell, Dillon Gee, Eric Young Jr., Lucas Duda and Ruben Tejada.

Here are Mets Estimated Salaries Based on and Pace Law Projections:

Daniel Murphy $5.1 million
Ike Davis $3.825 million
Bobby Parnell $3.725 million
Dillon Gee $3.55 million
Eric Young $1.9 million
Lucas Duda $1.8 million
Ruben Tejada $1.0 million

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Mets Rumors: Orioles balk at Mets asking price for Daniel Murphy

Mets Rumors:

The New York Mets were engaged in talks with the Orioles for Daniel Murphy which was reported by Joel Sherman of the Ny Post.

The Mets asked for their top prospect pitcher Dylan Bundy, but was obviously shot down.

The Mets have been linked to the Orioles (Davis/Murphy), Rays (Davis), Brewers (Davis) in Trade Talks...

Monday, December 09, 2013

Mets Rumors: Orioles Looking at Daniel Murphy

Mets Rumors:

@Joelsherman1: #Orioles are among teams looking hard at Daniel Murphy #Mets Also have some interest in Ike Davis. #Brewers #Rays more likely for Ike Shared via TweetCaster

Mets Rumors: Murphy on the move this week?

@MartinoNYDN: At least one rival team has been already been told #Mets willing to move Daniel Murphy this week. Shared via TweetCaster

Mets Rumors: Sandy Alderson Ready to trade Ike Davis and Daniel Murphy ?

In Sandy, We Trust

Mets Rumors:

Sandy Alderson was at the winter meetings and he was guarded in his comments, but he did let out that he could foresee Ike Davis or Lucas Duda dealt during the winter meetings.

"I don't know exactly what's going to happen," Alderson said. "It takes two teams to make a trade. I won't tell you what our intentions are, but hopefully it'll resolve itself shortly."

The Mets are believed to be more inclined to trade Davis than Duda.

Alderson has not been shy in public about the need to trade one of his first basemen.

"We have two. We only need one," the GM said Sunday night. "... If, for some reason, we come out of these meetings with both, we'll adjust accordingly and move on. There is an 'after-market' following the winter meetings. It's not like this is the final bazaar."

Sunday, December 08, 2013

Mets Rumors: Mets will enter Winter Meetings dangling Ike Davis or Lucas Duda and others for spare parts

Good Bye Ike?

Mets Rumors:

The Mets will enter 2014 Winter meetings with needs and will look to upgrade at SS with a possibility of another outfielder, and starting pitcher. They also have a glaring need for a setup guy with the departure of with  LaTroy Hawkins..

The Mets will dangle Ike Davis and Lucas Duda with a slight possibility of Daniel Murphy for a large return. They can creative and add Rafael Montero to any package to grant themselves a big player ... maybe David Price?

Sandy Alderson has said he will not Trade SP Prospect Noah Syndergaard under any circumstances from WFAN report with Mike Francesa. But I never heard anyone say Rafael Montero  was not available if the right situation arises..

The Mets match up well with the Tampa Bay Rays. They like SS Yunel Escobar and Of Matt Joyce from multiple reports.. But could it get bigger?? The Rays need a first basemen so lets see what happens.

The Brewers, Astros also have been mentioned to links to Ike Davis. SS Jed Lowrie has been mentioned to rumors,  but the A's have also said they have no intentions to move him.

Friday, November 08, 2013

Mets Rumors: Mets will be active and aggressive this off-season

Mets Rumors:

Recap on Mets Off-season Playbook:

1. They are not likely to sign free-agent outfielders Shin-Soo Choo or Jacoby Ellsbury.

2. They are shopping Ike Davis, who they feel needs a change of scenery.

3. They like free-agent SS Jhonny Peralta, who will not cost a draft pick.

4. They have quality pitching to trade.

5. They’ll be in the market for roster depth, including a back-up catcher, one innings-eating and at least one late-inning reliever.

Matthew Cerrone of says the Mets will be aggressive and go after Jhonny Peralta to set the tone for the off-season.

He thinks the Mets will gauge the value of their players and can make a meaningful move by offering a combination of Ike Davis, Daniel Murphy, Wilmer Flores, Dillon Gee, Rafael Montero. The Mets could look to the A's, Rockies, Dodgers, Angels for offensive help.

If the Mets like a player like Aoki, they may strike quick, for reasons Joel Sherman pointed out in his them money and solve the lead-off problem. Cerrone says New York Post columnist Joel Sherman talked to Mets officials, outside officials and agents over the past few days to better get a sense of where the Mets are heading and how he based his predictions for the 2014...

The Hot Stove is just beginning.....  Lets Go Mets

Saturday, October 19, 2013

Mets News: Don't expect Long term deals for Gee, Murphy, or Parnell

Mets News:

Do not expect any multi-year deals this off-season for Daniel Murphy, Bobby Parnell, or Dillon Gee according to ESPN NY.

All Three Mets are arbitration-eligible. so they can get a slight raise, but the Mets have no plans to give they Long Term deals.

Murphy and Parnell are under the team's control through the 2015 season, while Gee is under control through the 2016 season.

But the Mets apparently don't feel compelled in any of those cases to get cost certainty now, or to lock up those players for any of their free-agent years at this point.

In Murphy's case, while it would appear more likely he returns to the team next season, the Mets do plan to listen to any trade offers, according to a team insider.

In Parnell's case, despite converting 22 of 26 save chances, he did not pitch after July 30 this past season. He will attempt to return in spring training from a herniated disk in his neck that required surgery to address.

Gee is eligible for arbitration for the first time this offseason, so his salary should be reasonable despite posting a solid 12-11 record and 3.62 ERA.

Tuesday, October 01, 2013

Mets Rumors: Who's on first in 2014?

Mets Rumors:

One of the many decisions the Mets have to make on their 2014 roster, is who is going to play first base?

The Mets have internal options at 1B in Lucas Duda and Ike Davis, but time may be running out for both. They also can move Daniel Murphy to first base, which would probably be the last resort. As for Duda or Davis, they are strong internal preferences. An survey found seven of nine scouts preferred Duda over Davis.

Mets insiders say in reports that they can go in another direction by going after a free agent first basemen or via the trade market. The Mets can try and use either Ike Davis, Lucas Duda, or Daniel Murphy as Trade Chips this off-season. If they trade Murphy (which I'm not happy with), the Mets can use Eric Young Jr. at 2b or they can even give prospect Wilmer Flores a shot over there. Of Course, Murphy in a trade would have to demand either a outfielder or shortstop that the Mets could use. So if the Mets don't get what they want, they would simply keep Murphy.

"We're at a point where we need to try to make a decision," Alderson said on WFAN. "Another factor frankly will be the trade market. What's the market for a first baseman with potential and power and the potential to be better? Ike is not that old. Any way we're getting to the point where we need to make a decision on those two guys or going in a different direction entirely."

Thursday, August 29, 2013

Mets News: Terry Collins insists Wilmer Flores is not auditioning for Murphy's Job at 2B

Mets News:

Terry Collins said Wilmer Flores is not auditioning for Daniel Murphy’s second-base job.

Flores, who played in 79 games at second base for Triple-A Las Vegas this season, gets his first major league start at the position on Wednesday night.

Collins said Sandy Alderson wanted to get Flores a look at second base, if for no other reason than to disqualify that as a position going forward. Flores is not going to get a streak of games at second base, but will see some time there down the stretch.

“Nobody says you’re auditioning a guy,” Collins said. “You’re just trying to see what his best position is. He’s played pretty much all year at second base. So when he came up here, the question is: ‘Why are you playing him at third base?’ Now the question is: ‘Why are you playing him at second?’

“You can’t make anybody happy here.

“What we’re trying to do is put Wilmer at second base to see how he handles it at this level, so you can look down the road: Is there going to be a fit there? Because if there isn’t, then you’ve got to certainly look at the two corners and say: ‘Where is he going to fit if he’s not going to play the middle of the infield?’
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