Mon, 09 Dec 2013 17:14:50 -0800
The Baltimore Orioles are one of the teams interested in trading for New York Mets 2B Daniel Murphy, and they also have some interest in 1B Ike Davis.
Mon, 09 Dec 2013 16:47:33 -0800
The New York Mets are pushing hard to trade 2B Daniel Murphy.
Mon, 09 Dec 2013 13:18:29 -0800
New York Mets OF Eric Young Jr. will receive consideration to start at second base if the team trades 2B Daniel Murphy this winter. INFs Wilmer Flores and Ruben Tejada will also be considered if they have an opening at the keystone.
Fri, 06 Dec 2013 09:22:10 -0800
New York Mets OF Curtis Granderson will earn $60 million as part of his four-year deal, pending the outcome of his physical. Granderson is likely to play left field for the Mets, with OFs Juan Lagares in center field and Chris B. Young in right. That could free up OF Eric Young Jr. to play second base if the team trades 2B Daniel Murphy.
Mon, 11 Nov 2013 12:24:45 -0800
The New York Mets are reportedly listening to trade offers for 2B Daniel Murphy and 1B Ike Davis, but they are not aggressively shopping them at this moment.
Thu, 31 Oct 2013 01:46:18 -0700
The New York Mets would like to install 2B Eric Young Jr. at second base full-time, but it would necessitate moving Daniel Murphy from the spot. Sources said Murphy could go to first base, but ownership would prefer a power bat at that slot.
Tue, 06 Aug 2013 11:02:34 -0700
New York Mets manager Terry Collins said 2B Wilmer Flores could start at second base with 3B David Wright (hamstring) on the disabled list, moving 2B Daniel Murphy to the hot corner. However, the team's bench is at full strength now, so Flores might just be used at third base. Flores played second and third base last year in the minors before playing almost exclusively at second base this year for Triple-A Las Vegas.
Fantasy Tip: Regardless, Flores will likely be starting every day for the Mets with Wright sidelined for at least the next month. That makes him deserving of immediate addition in NL-only leagues. Consider it in deep mixed leagues. If he plays third base, that'll make him more attractive.
Mon, 05 Aug 2013 15:13:43 -0700
New York Mets manager Terry Collins said he will likely use 2B Daniel Murphy at third base and move OF Eric Young Jr. from the outfield to second base with 3B David Wright (hamstring) on the disabled list.
Fantasy Tip: This opens up a spot in the outfield for Mike Baxter and Andrew Brown in left field. They should be considered, starting with Baxter, in NL-only universes.
Sat, 03 Aug 2013 09:28:30 -0700
The New York Mets have placed 3B David Wright (hamstring) on the 15-day disabled list with a right hamstring strain. In a corresponding move, the team recalled OF Mike Baxter from Triple-A Las Vegas.
Fantasy Tip: Manager Terry Collins mentioned Josh Satin, Justin Turner and Daniel Murphy as options to play third base while Wright is out of the lineup. Satin and Turner could be options in NL-only leagues if they get a majority of the playing time at third base. Murphy already receives regular playing time and probably is not available in most NL-only and mixed leagues.
Fri, 02 Aug 2013 17:06:09 -0700
New York Mets 1B Ike Davis was dropped to seventh in the batting order Friday, Aug. 2, after hitting cleanup or fifth in each game since being called up from the minors July 5. 2B Daniel Murphy is hitting fifth and OF Juan Lagares was moved to second. "What Ike's been saying is true. He looks better, he's taking pitches but he's not driving in runs and I respect the fact that he's working on some things, he's trying to see pitches longer, he's trying to get a better ball to hit," manager Terry Collins said. "Right now we need to drive in some runs and Murph's swinging good. I always thought no matter what if it was a different situation where Ike was out, Dan Murphy's a perfect guy to hit down in that spot. He's a guy that puts the ball in play, uses the field to hit." Davis is batting .224 with one home run and nine RBIs since returning.