Found November 17, 2011 on Mets Merized Online:
A source has told ESPN’s Adam Rubin that Daniel Murphy is available. In conversations with other teams at the GM Meetings in Milwaukee this week, a source confirmed the Mets informed other teams that Daniel Murphy is “available.” This goes against an earlier report that said the front office sees Murphy as the starting second baseman if they cannot retain Jose Reyes. But then again, that could have just been the team trying to do some quick PR work for a player who missed the rest of the season after sufering a knee injury back in early August. There is no doubting Murphy’s ability with the bat. When he went down last season he was second in the National League in batting and he has become a doubles-hitting machine. It’s his lack of a true defensive position that makes Murphy so hard to figure out. His natural position, third base, is manned by David Wright, and his second best position is occupied by Ike Davis. He would seem to be a perfect fit for the AL or a team that could use a...

Rubin: Mets inform teams that Daniel Murphy is available

The ‘non-Jose Reyes’ talk has continued to pick up around the New York Mets water cooler during the Winter meetings as the club, according to Adam Rubin of ESPN New York, is telling other teams that Daniel Murphy is available for trade: Photo by Michael G. Baron In conversations with other teams at the GM Meetings in Milwaukee this week, a source confirmed the Mets informed...

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Marlins offer to Reyes is close to 6 years, $90m

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