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Mets offseason questions: Should Daniel Murphy be traded?

There lies a dilemma for the Mets. While trading Murphy could be a prudent move for the long-term there could be a negative effect in the short term.
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Mets' Daniel Murphy's All-Star, but odd, year buoys team: Season in review grades

Mets' Daniel Murphy's All-Star, but odd, year buoys team: Season in review grades

Murphy hit .289 this season with nine home runs and .734 OPS -- with 49 multi-hit games -- but those numbers were diminished by a September swoon after he returned from the disabled list. Before he went on the DL, Murphy was hitting .301 with a .768 OPS and in the top-10 in the National League in batting average and hits. Nonetheless, only Neil Walker and Chase Utley had a higher OPS among NL second basemen.

Season review: Daniel Murphy

2014 season: 143 games; .289/.332/.403; 9 HR, 57 RBI Evaluation: Murphy was the Mets’ most consistent hitter this season, leading the NL in hits for a stretch before a calf strain late in the year removed him from contention. The …

Burning Questions: Why trade Murph?

Elsa/The Mets are interested in trading Daniel Murphy, their lone 2014 All-Star.NEW YORK -- Daniel Murphy earned his first All-Star appearance this season. His 172 hits, 37 doubles and .289 average all led New York Mets regulars. So why do team officials seem so interested in trading him? After all, the Mets have been offensively deficient overall and Murphy has been deemed an ideal hitter for Citi Field by Terry Collins because he uses the entire field.

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