Mets Rumors: Reyes, Closer, Murphy, Duda

The Mets were far from the favorite for Jose Reyes entering the offseason.  But if the Marlins offered Reyes six years and $90MM as a starting bid, Mets fans can forget about him coming back in the opinion of ESPN New York's Adam Rubin.  For months now, the impression has been that the Mets don't want to exceed four years for the shortstop.  They'll have to hope for a couple of decent draft picks, depending on what happens with the new collective bargaining agreement.

  • Two executives tell Joel Sherman of the New York Post that the Mets have been assured of Type A draft pick compensation for Reyes this offseason, even if the new CBA eliminates it going forward.  GM Sandy Alderson presumes as much, tweets Rubin.  Sherman says the expectation is that Type B compensation will be eliminated, and maybe a few non-star Type As will have that status removed.  This is the first I've heard of eliminating Type B compensation.  All links go to Twitter.
  • Alderson described his talks with Reyes' agent Peter Greenberg to Ken Davidoff of Newsday: "I wouldn't classify them as substantive.  More than phone tag."
  • Mets officials refer to Mike Pelfrey and Angel Pagan as "bridge pieces," reports Sherman, in that they feel no long-term allegiance to either player.  Pelfrey and Pagan are arbitration eligible this winter.
  • Mets executives tell Sherman closer is the only position at which the team is willing to exceed a one-year contract, and Sherman feels they may top out at two years with an option.  The Mets consider themselves two years away from contention, writes Sherman, so Alderson intends to avoid big multiyear commitments.  Sherman guesses the Mets will spend $8-10MM for two relievers with late inning experience, letting them battle for the ninth inning.    
  • The Mets won't trade Ike Davis, tweets Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports, but maybe Daniel Murphy or Lucas Duda.


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14 Comments on "Mets Rumors: Reyes, Closer, Murphy, Duda"


Rick Garcia
3 years 9 months ago

Really wouldn’t like to see Duda or Murphy go just yet but please feel free to deal Pelfrey and Pagan.

$7562574
3 years 9 months ago

is budt selling the commissioner for 3 top revenue teams?

Christina M
3 years 9 months ago

No.No.No! Keep Duda & Murph! They were clutch machines last year

LUWahooNatFan
3 years 9 months ago

Mets 2 years from competing? Ehh.. doubt it

TheHotCorner
3 years 9 months ago

I don’t understand the thought of moving Duda and/or Murphy.  Neither are “superstars” but had solid years and are versatile.  When/if Reyes leaves Tejada shifts to short and Murphy to 2B.  Duda can play 1B if Davis continues to have issues with his foot and if not shift back to the OF.  If the Mets hope to contend in 2 years these two will only be in their later twenties.  I keep them if I am the Mets.

Slopeboy
3 years 9 months ago

I agree about not trading either,but to be honest, Murphy is not that versatile.  I’ll give him credit for attempting to play several positions in order to stay in the line-up, but he’s mastered none. His try in the outfield was a disaster and he got beat out by Brad Emaus at 2B, for god’s sake! We all remember how 1B turned out. His best position is 3B, so he’s kind of screwed. Still he can hit, and if you can hit, they will find a spot for you.

Duda’s only position is RF if Ike Davis returns. He’s not exactly a gazelle out there but he makes the plays that should be made and does have a good arm. Like Murphy, he looks like he can hit and he has power. I’m with you, keep them and see what shakes out come the future.

garylanglais
3 years 9 months ago

Barring changes with the new CBA, if Reyes “takes his talents to South Beach” it is a double whammy for Mets fans.  With the Marlins having the 9th pick in the ’12 draft, the Mets would get a supplemental Rd pick and the Marlins’ 2nd Rd pick, not their 1st Rd Pick since its in the top 15.

Mets fans, if you cant get re-sign him, start rooting for the Nationals (16), Dodgers (18), Giants (20), Cardinals (23), and Brewers (28).  I understand things would need to happen for some of these teams to bid but they all are in need of SS or could be interested in upgrading the position.

3 years 9 months ago

     Pagan is the only player on the team that “picks up his lunchbox and goes to work”.  Pelfrty thinks he’s a superstar, Wright & Reyes play when they feel like it, Murphy has no baseball sense & Duda will never be a major league player.  On second thought, I think Ike Davis is a player also. 

East Coast Bias
3 years 9 months ago

Why would they trade Ike? He can be a piece to build around for the future. I never understand why reporters think just because a team is rebuilding, they will trade away all of their wanted pieces, despite low salary, high production, and control.

Joveoak
3 years 9 months ago

Mets won’t trade Ike.  They would, however, consider trading Lucas Duda and Daniel Murphy.

wsj217
3 years 9 months ago

Ken Rosenthal’s credibility is no longer valid, he has made many false claims as to what officials are thinking…I don’t know how he still has a job

wsj217
3 years 9 months ago

Ken Rosenthal’s credibility is no longer valid, he has made many false claims as to what officials are thinking…I don’t know how he still has a job

wsj217
3 years 9 months ago

Ken Rosenthal’s credibility is no longer valid, he has made many false claims as to what officials are thinking…I don’t know how he still has a job

3 years 9 months ago

Neither Sherman nor Rosenthal are reliable sources of information,