Tigers, Blue Jays, Padres Inquired On Daniel Murphy

TUESDAY, 11:19am: In reference to Murphy, a Mets official told ESPNNewYork's Adam Rubin, "Some players are more valuable to us than other clubs."

MONDAY, 2:19pm: The Tigers, Blue Jays, and Padres inquired on Mets infielder Daniel Murphy, tweets Joel Sherman of the New York Post.  Sherman adds that the Mets like the Tigers' Andy Dirks as a potential center field alternative to Angel Pagan.

Murphy, 26, hit .320/.362/.448 in 423 plate appearances while playing first base, second base, and third base this year.


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53 Comments on "Tigers, Blue Jays, Padres Inquired On Daniel Murphy"


101andCounting
3 years 8 months ago

Murphy is due to regress considerably, right? I never thought of him as a potential .300/.350/.450 hitter

Brian Mastro
3 years 8 months ago

no hes a great hitter 1 problem is he doesnt have a position

adropofvenom
3 years 8 months ago

He has a position, two of them in fact. He’s perfectly fine defensively as either a 1B or a 3B (One would assume any team interested in him would be as a 3B), the problem is he’s blocked at those positions on the Mets.

Brian Mastro
3 years 8 months ago

hes barely a passable feilder no matter where you put him hes best at 1st and 3rd but still not good but hes a great hitter

adropofvenom
3 years 8 months ago

His Career UZR/150 at 3rd (albeit small sample size) is 6.3, and it’s 9.3 at 1st base in a much larger sample (and the eyeball test more then backs that up), he’s better then barely passable. His UZR is actually pretty decent at 2nd too (another small sample size), but I wouldn’t recommend playing him there since he’s gotten hurt there twice on takeout slides in 2 years. The point is though, he’s more then adequate at either corner infield position. His poor defensive reputation is largely because of the failed OF experiment. But he can play the INF just fine.

mookie_and_doc
3 years 8 months ago

He plays no position well.  He was only decent at 1b in a small sample of games this season before the injury, and is a total disaster everywhere else.  Either way, his bat only plays as a middle IF so his value as an everyday big-leaguer is severely limited.

Aidan Maslow
3 years 8 months ago

Murphy has always been projected as someone that makes a lot of contact and should hit for high average. The only problem is that the only position he seems at home at is 3B. His problem is his fielding not his hitting.

Lastings
3 years 8 months ago

Of course the Mets like Andy Dirks, he only hit three home runs in three games against them this year.

Brian Mastro
3 years 8 months ago

NO you cannot take him too 

3 years 8 months ago

It seems like mets fans have a hard time realizing they need to rebuild

Brian Mastro
3 years 8 months ago

murphy is part of the rebuilding

boraswannabe
3 years 8 months ago

He’d be part of the rebuild if Wright was traded.

thejackhammer
3 years 8 months ago

That would be great if the Tigers could turn Dirks into Murphy. It might require a couple more low minor prospects but I love the idea of this trade.

adropofvenom
3 years 8 months ago

It should take a lot more then a “couple low minor prospects” to make a Dirks for Murphy trade…..as in Dirks would be the 2nd or 3rd best player in that package.

williswinning
3 years 8 months ago

No, Dirks is pretty good.  He would have to be the main piece.  Not many CF’s that can hit, run and Dive for balls.  He’s high energy with a very good bat.

j6takish
3 years 8 months ago

Although Murphy is a lock to regress a little bit, if Andy Dirks gets it done I do this in a heartbeat. Dirks is great in the corners, passable in center, he can steal bases and he has some power…but he can’t make consistent enough contact or walk enough to be given a starting job.

FunkyTime
3 years 8 months ago

Dirks is more of a contact hitter than a power guy.  Regularly hit around .300 in the minors.

I think he can grow into a guy that can hit .270-.280 with 15 HRs a year.  Which would be good production in CF, but not so much in the corners.  And since CF is taken in Detroit, that makes him expendable.

verlander
3 years 8 months ago

I’d do this in a heartbeat.

mmwatkin
3 years 8 months ago

Dirks & parts for Murphy? Why isn’t this done already? 

Paul Shailor
3 years 8 months ago

Tigers please trade dirks to get this done. We have enough utility OF’s. He could start at second!

weaselpuppy
3 years 8 months ago

Done.  Lefty platoon partner for Inge…cheap…under control until Castellanos is ready? plus can play multi spots like Jimmy Smokes loves?  Dirks and a B- pitching prospect like Burgos?…done done done

weaselpuppy
3 years 8 months ago

Tigers have lots of catching in the minors…want Brantley instead of Burgos? fine. No on Crosby and lol on Smyly…Oliver I’d be fine with….

MattCMoore
3 years 8 months ago

Lol @ Jimmy Smokes..

3 years 8 months ago

Mets are not going to trade murphy for a 4th or 5th string of. Only way mets are going to trade murphy is if they get a young catcher in return or some good young pitching. No cf on the trade market is worth more than murphy.

3 years 8 months ago

no reason for Mets to deal him….whose gonna play 2B? Havens?

Joveoak
3 years 8 months ago

Justin Turner says hi.

3 years 8 months ago

Justin Turner’s below .700 OPS says hi

Joveoak
3 years 8 months ago

He asked who’s gonna play second not who’s gonna play all-star level 2B.

3 years 8 months ago

Thats fair. Im just saying, 500+ AB’s for Turner will be ugly. Might as well pick Brad Emaus back up

inleylandwetrust
3 years 8 months ago

I’d love to do that. Nice bat to plug in at 2nd or 3rd and can field his position too. 

johnsmith4
3 years 8 months ago

Murphy’s cumulative WAR for the past 3 years is 4.4 vs Lind 3.4 Encarnacion 3.1 & Snider 1.4….Obviously a must have player for the Jays.

Aidan Maslow
3 years 8 months ago

I would not trade Murphy. Even if we have to suffer through an above average number of bad plays at second, his bat is too good to not have in the lineup. We would never get anything close to his true value in trade. Plus, I would rather have Pagan than Dirks.

You do not trade away above .300 hitters for scraps! Dirks is not projectable as an everyday centerfielder. Murphy projects as an all-star if he could find a position.

FunkyTime
3 years 8 months ago

This deal lines up so well with the Tigers needs.  They have too many outfielders and not enough infielders.  I like Dirks, but I’d love to see this deal go down.

ilikeike29
3 years 8 months ago

Murphy for Dirks + Crosby/Oliver/Smyly

TheBigNice
3 years 8 months ago

Not Smyly. But the other two, fine. 

FunkyTime
3 years 8 months ago

I think that’d be a bit much.  Oliver was the Tigers’ 3rd highest rated prospect before last season.  And Smyly has likely passed him now.

Dirks and a couple mid level prospects could work out well for both teams.

MattCMoore
3 years 8 months ago

Yea, check out Smylys #s. He was sick. Nearly unhitable.

3 years 8 months ago

I am wondering if the Padres could dump most of Hudson’s contract to acquire Murphy, along with adding Will Venable?

The Padres could platoon Murphy at second with Logan Forsythe. They could also use Murphy if they dealt Headley until Gyorko is ready. 

padresfuture
3 years 8 months ago

If the Padres are truly interested in Murphy, I would have to wonder if they are then serious about trading Headley to a team like the A’s for Bailey. Would not be my favorite move as I think the Padres should get a little bit more for Headley. I wonder what the asking price on Murphy would be? You would think pretty high right now given the Mets are going to lose Reyes.

GasLampGuru
3 years 8 months ago

I’ve always liked Murphy, and I believe his line drive swing would play well in San Diego.  He’d hit a ton of doubles in that park.  Considering he plays half his games in Citi Field, I can’t help but think he wouldn’t be dramatically effected by Pet Cos dimensions.

Ohhhplease
3 years 8 months ago

Bartlett for Murphy?  Add in some minor parts to make it happen?

padreshobo
3 years 8 months ago

I don’t know what Murphy makes, but I wondered the same thing. O-Dog for Murphy and Padres eat cash? Please someone take O-Dog away from us.

smokinjays
3 years 8 months ago

Looks great to the Jays.  And guess who’s got a ton of minor league catching and pitching depth.  These two teams should be able to get something done.

3 years 8 months ago

dave d please dont F this up!

3 years 8 months ago

have the tigers given up on trying to trade for Izturis? 

MattCMoore
3 years 8 months ago

I hope so.