Young, who had been eligible for arbitration, batted .229 with 30 stolen bases in 100 games this year, when his salary was $1.85 million.
The Mets have the pitching, from top to bottom, and they need as much offense as they can get. They need to keep Murphy.
As far as anyone knows, Mets brass have yet to consider the possibility. But here it is, anyway. Unloading David Wright in the offseason, once unthinkable, might not be a bad idea.
The general manager dishes on Wilmer Flores’ potential, why Noah Syndergaard wasn’t called up, what to do with Dilson Herrera when Daniel Murphy returns and much, much more.
The New York Mets have put second baseman Daniel Murphy on the 15-day disabled list because of a strained right calf and promoted infielder Dilson Herrera from Double-A.
The New York Mets return home this week to face the Nationals and Cubs, but they may have wanted to stay in Philadelphia.
Bryce Harper’s two-run homer in the bottom of the 13th inning lifted Washington past the New York Mets 5-3 Thursday and gave the Nationals a season-high 4 1/2-game lead in the NL East.
After suffering their first losing homestand since late May, the Mets go back on the road this week to take on the Nationals and Phillies.
Pablo Sandoval drove in three runs with three hits, including an RBI double with two outs in the ninth inning that sent the San Francisco Giants over the New York Mets 4-3 Monday.
Mets fans were forewarned: don’t expect much, if anything, on July 31. And that’s exactly what was — or wasn’t — there, but probably for the right reasons, and likely with the right intentions.
In the end, the Mets would have had to pay too much to get needed upgrades. So went the rationale of general manager Sandy Alderson after the non-waiver trade deadline came and went without the Mets doing anything to improve their roster.
Daniel Murphy hit a three-run homer to back up Zack Wheeler’s sixth straight strong start, and the New York Mets routed the Philadelphia Phillies 11-2 on Wednesday afternoon.
Trading Bartolo Colon and Daniel Murphy would be a mistake. One is an effective innings eater and the other is a professional hitter. Keep them both.
Lucas Duda hit a two-run home run in the top of the ninth inning to lead the New York Mets to a 3-2 victory over the Milwaukee Brewers on Friday night.
The Mets have seen their past few seasons spiral out of control after the All-Star break. They hope it won’t be the same old story this year.