For a team that after three seasons still has so many holes to fill, I find it amazing how many times I read posts about trading away the few productive players we do have for either more prospects or merely for the fact that arbitration is approaching. Yesterday, in a post on MetsBlog announcing that Daniel Murphy was named National League Player of the Week, rather than a few congratulatory words as we did, I read that “Murphy is arbitration eligible this winter and I wonder if Sandy Alderson looks to move him in a deal for a starting pitcher or a bat”.
It’s one thing when Ike Davis is arbitration eligible and could earn $5-6 million. You look at his body of work over the last three season’s and you say no way.
But when you consider Murphy will get about $4 million in arbitration and is currently among the top five in almost every offensive category for second basemen, why would you trade someone who has given the Mets so much value?
159 Hits – #2
32 Doubles – #2
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