With all the rumors floating around, former New York Mets utility player Daniel Murphy has found a landing spot this offseason.
Anthony Barstow of the New York Post reported Murphy inked a two-year, $24 million deal to play for the Colorado Rockies on Thursday evening.
The 33-year-old split time between the Washington Nationals and the Chicago Cubs last season, murdering the Mets in the process. However, he made a name for himself during his seven seasons with the Mets.
Murphy posted a .288 batting average with 62 home runs and 402 RBIs during his time in Flushing. When he was in Washington, he batted .383 against his former team.
Thank goodness he’s out of the NL East.
With that, he’s also taking his talents to the Rockies in a ballpark where he’s fared quite well in the past. Murphy has a career .330 batting average in 26 games out in the thin air in Denver.
Murphy’s new deal would be for two years plus a mutual option and buyout, according to multiple sources.
#Rockies agreement with free-agent Daniel Murphy is for two-years with a mutual option and buyout, sources tell The Athletic. Guaranteed total is $24 million.
— Robert Murray (@ByRobertMurray) December 21, 2018
While there is no guarantee what position he could be playing, it sounds as though he could see time at first, second, third and potentially the outfield. His versatility was likely a key component for the Rockies to sign him.
Murphy didn’t have the greatest of seasons last year but with his overall skill set, he is likely to thrive at Coors Field.
And, perhaps most importantly, he will no longer be a pain in the neck for the New York Mets. I guess that’s up to the Mets to do themselves.