Originally written on Mets Merized Online  |  Last updated 10/29/14
Craig (Squidoo) asks… I keep reading that Daniel Murphy is likely to be traded. Who will play second base if we trade Murphy? Apparently Wilmer Flores doesn’t have the range. Or does he? If not then does that mean we’ll be looking for a second baseman and a shortstop this offseason? What second basemen are available that would be a good fit? I heard the Angels want to move Howie Kendrick, do we match up? Appreciate your thoughts! Tommy Rothman replies… Good question, Craig. First of all, I haven’t seen any team source say that Daniel Murphy is “likely” to be traded, so I’m not sure where you “keep reading” this. But Murphy, along with nearly every player in the organization, is a candidate to be moved if the right trade presents itself. If Murphy were to be traded and the Mets did not get a second baseman in return (or break the bank for Robinson Cano), it would definitely create a void at second base. Flores might be able to fill that hole – remember that Murphy wasn’t exactly the be
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