The Mets have brainwashed the entire tri-state area that Murphy is going to become the highest paid player in baseball if they don’t get him out of here. You guys all go along with it, then will be the first ones to call the team cheap.
Why would an offensively challenged team move it’s best player? I can name 24 Mets plus one guy in AAA that were not All Stars. This is maddening.
As for Murphy, it’s strange that the Mets’ lone representative at the All-Star Game may not even be on the team by August. But the argument to deal him may just be too compelling for Alderson to pass up — peak value, a big arbitration bump this winter and a waiting replacement in Wilmer Flores, who is raking at Triple-A Las Vegas with a .368/.405/896 slash line over his last 10 games, including six homers.