Who do the New York Mets have of value that might help a contender? The player with the most is probably the guy I wrote about yesterday as unappreciated, and that is Daniel Murphy.
Understand, I like Murphy, but for the purpose of this exercise, you have to recognize what others might see in him.
He doesn’t have great power, but can drive the ball in the gaps. He also has a good on-base percentage and ability to extend rallies.
He can play second, first and third, and in the American League serve as a designated hitter.
Murphy said he wouldn’t mind sharing second base with Wilmer Flores, but let’s not kid ourselves, he wants to play. If the Mets are convinced Flores is able to play second and are determined to go in that direction, the Mets should try to get what they can for Murphy.
Another infielder capable of servicing a contender is shortstop Omar Quintanilla, who has more than made up for Ruben Tejada. At 31, he’s not in the Mets’ plans for 2014, so why not see what they can g...