With a blistering postseason performance from Daniel Murphy, the New York Mets should re-sign him before someone else does.
By David Hong
The 2015 New York Mets are in the World Series for the first time since 2000 after sweeping the Chicago Cubs in the NLCS.
The biggest reason is clearly Mets second baseman Daniel Murphy.
He is having one heck of a postseason anyone could ask for. He’s hit seven home runs so far in the playoffs, including homering in the last six games which is a new MLB playoff record, hitting .529 in the NLCS, and has at least a hit, run, and an RBI in his last seven games which ties a playoff record.
With his NLCS heroics, Murphy won the NLCS MVP award.
Despite his postseason excellence, there’s been talk of him possibly leaving the Mets after this season. He is set to be a free agent this offseason, and a lot of analysts are pointing to more of Murphy playing elsewhere. The Mets have a qualifying offer of over $14 million next year that they can give to Murphy. But, there’s no talk of extending beyond that.
Should the Mets re-sign Daniel Murphy? My answer is a definite yes and here are my reasons why: