January 18, 2014

Murphy Gets Deserved Raise

Daniel Murphy's journey to a big-time major league contract has been a storied one. Multiple position attempts and multiple knee injuries haven't stopped the workhorse who final slots in as the no-questions-asked opening day second baseman. As a result, few should blink at the $5.7 million dollar deal he and the Mets settled on yesterday.

Murphy played in 161 games last season putting up a stat line of .286/13/78, making one of the best offensive weapons on the team. If he repeats that performance in 2014, he could be in line for a multi-year deal that will not only handsomely pay him, but would also buy out the first few years of his eventual free agency.

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