“I want to be in New York,” Murphy told reporters. “Hopefully my best baseball is ahead of me. I’ve been a part of the problem, so you want to be part of the solution.”
The 40-year-old had an excellent campaign for the A’s in 2013. The free-agent pitcher went 18-6 with a 2.65 ERA in 190 1/3 innings over 30 starts. He struck out 117 and issued 29 walks.
Mets COO Jeff Wilpon made some bold comments about the future of his club on Tuesday. When addressing those comments, general manager Sandy Alderson admitted that his boss’ remarks were “off the cuff.”
For what feels like a lifetime, Mets fans have been hearing that THIS is the offseason. THIS is when it will all change. 2014 will be the year that the Mets FINALLY field a team that can contend. You’re up, Mr. Alderson.
“I think now we’re entering a new phase where the short-term becomes somewhat more important than the long-term,” Alderson said. “And that’s how we’re going to go at it.”
New York Mets manager Terry Collins is nearing the completion of a two-year extension with a team option for 2016.
Norichika Aoki hit a leadoff homer, Khris Davis connected three batters later and Yovani Gallardo pitched the Milwaukee Brewers to a 4-2 victory over the New York Mets on Friday night.
David Wright still doesn’t feel completely comfortable in his second game back from injury, though he’s not showing it.
David Wright homered in his return to the Mets lineup, Daniel Murphy had three hits and Daisuke Matsuzaka earned his second straight victory in New York’s 6-4 win over the Philadelphia Phillies 6-4 Friday night.
Asdrubal Cabrera hit a three-run homer, Nick Swisher had a solo shot and the surging Cleveland Indians beat the New York Mets 9-4 on Saturday night.
Kris Medlen pitched seven strong innings while Andrelton Simmons and Evan Gattis homered to help the Atlanta Braves win their second straight game with a 3-1 victory over the New York Mets on Tuesday night.
Jonathon Niese pitched a three-hitter and lined a game-breaking three-run double Tuesday night as the New York Mets ended a five-game losing streak by beating the Philadelphia Phillies 5-0.
It’s all about windows. The Yanks’ is closing, and not just because of the Alex Rodriguez mess. The windows around Citi Field are wide open.
“It’s tough,” Niese said. “Obviously (if) we were playing next year we wouldn’t be in that situation. That’s the beauty of replay and how necessary it is. It is what it is. (Layne) made the call, and we just got to get over it and come back after the off-day.”