On WFAN: Gary Cohen Doesn’t Think There’s ‘Any Chance’ Mets Re-Sign Murphy, Cespedes

NEW YORK (WFAN) — Mets play-by-play man Gary Cohen joined Joe Benigno and Evan Roberts on Tuesday afternoon following New York’s Game 4 loss in the National League Division Series.

Cohen broke down the game and the series with Joe & Evan, and then the trio moved on to the future.

As for Daniel Murphy, the SNY broadcaster does not want to see the Mets re-sign the infielder after the season.

“I have no interest,” Cohen told Joe & Evan. “I’ve got (Wilmer) Flores and (Dilson) Herrera, both of whom can play second base. I have no interest in bringing back Daniel Murphy. Joe, you watch this guy play every day … He’s a nice hitter, and he’s hit some home runs lately, but he’s not a high on-base percentage guy.

“He’s not a big power hitter. He’s a good hitter, he’s a good hitter. He’s a good sixth or seventh hitter in a good lineup. That’s what he is. And he hurts you so badly in the field and on the bases, and with all the craziness I think it’s time to move on … Murph is a lovable guy, but I think he’s a net negative, and I’ve always felt that way.

“Knowing Sandy Alderson and his view of the situation, I don’t think there’s any chance they re-sign him.”

Cohen would love to see Alderson re-sign slugger Yoenis Cespdes, but he doesn’t think that’s very realistic.

“No, no,” Cohen said. “You know, you never know because it’s up to the people who write the checks, if they wanted to break the bank. They broke the bank for David Wright. Would they do that for Cespedes? He’s (going to be) 30 years old, he’s a tremendously dynamic player.

“But you want to give him six or seven years? I just don’t see it happening. I’d be surprised … I think it would be a tremendously pleasant surprise if it happened, but I’m very doubtful.”

The deciding Game 5 of the National League Division Series will be played on Thursday night in Los Angeles.

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