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Nationals | Daniel Murphy contract breakdown

Wed, 06 Jan 2016 12:32:47 -0800

Washington Nationals 2B Daniel Murphy will make just $8 million in 2016. His $37.5 million deal will pay him $12 million in 2017 and $17.5 million in 2018, including $5.5 million deferred without interest. The Nationals will owe $2.5 million of deferred money on Jan. 15 of 2019 and the rest a year later.

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Nationals | Daniel Murphy agrees to terms with WAS

Thu, 24 Dec 2015 17:08:25 -0800

The Washington Nationals have agreed to terms with free-agent INF Daniel Murphy (Mets) on a three-year deal worth $37.5 million, according to a source. The Nats will lose their first-round pick in the 2016 MLB draft for signing him, while the Mets will receive a compensation pick between the first and second rounds. The deal is pending a physical.

Fantasy Tip: The 30-year-old Murphy hit .281 with 38 doubles, 14 home runs and 73 RBIs in 130 regular-season games. At best, he should be considered a midrange second baseman in next year's fantasy drafts despite his postseason heroics, when he batted .328 with seven home runs and 11 RBIs in just 58 at-bats. Murphy should be a modest contributor in most offensive categories, with strong numbers in batting numbers and runs scored.

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Nationals | Washington continues keystone search

Wed, 23 Dec 2015 14:57:10 -0800

Free-agent 2Bs Howie Kendrick (Dodgers) and Daniel Murphy (Mets) have both had contract discussions with the Washington Nationals, according to sources.

Fantasy Tip: The Nationals have an opening in their middle infield, and Kendrick and Murphy would both remain solid low-end options at the keystone were they to sign with Washington. They each chip in modestly across all categories with especially strong numbers in batting average and runs column.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: MLB.com - William Ladson

Nationals | Nats moving on from Brandon Phillips

Sat, 19 Dec 2015 12:48:29 -0800

Contrary to previous reports, the Washington Nationals appear unlikely to acquire 2B Brandon Phillips in a trade from the Cincinnati Reds and the club is now pursuing other options, according to multiple sources. The team could be interested in pursuing free-agent 2B Howie Kendrick (Dodgers) or improving their second base situation via trade. However, they appear unlikely to go after free-agent INF Daniel Murphy (Mets).

Fantasy Tip: In order for the deal to have been completed, Phillips would have had to waive his 10-five rights. He should be viewed as a midrange option at the keystone position who is capable of hitting for power, driving in runs and stealing bases, although his numbers are likely to decline somewhat due to age, nagging injuries and lack of protection in the lineup.

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Nationals | Washington interested in Daniel Murphy

Wed, 16 Dec 2015 14:19:08 -0800

Free-agent 2B Daniel Murphy (Mets) is of interest to the Washington Nationals, according to sources. The Nationals have not confirmed the report, though.

Fantasy Tip: Following a huge postseason run, Murphy's fantasy stock is likely inflated, so be careful not to overvalue him based on the small sample size. Still, he has been a reliable fantasy contributor who chips in across four categories, and if he returns to being active on the base paths, he helps in all five standard categories. View Murphy as a low-end second base option in the majority of seasonal leagues leading into the 2016 season.

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Mets | NYM will make significant Daniel Murphy bid

Wed, 18 Nov 2015 23:43:14 -0800

The New York Mets are expected to make a significant bid to keep free-agent 2B Daniel Murphy (Mets) in their uniform.

Fantasy Tip: Murphy saw his draft status shoot way up in the postseason, but how much of it is artificial? He will probably go quickly among second basemen drafted in NL and mixed leagues, but was the postseason an aberration?

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Mets | Daniel Murphy opts to test the market

Fri, 13 Nov 2015 14:22:00 -0800

New York Mets 2B Daniel Murphy rejected the New York Mets' one-year, $15.8 million qualifying offer Friday, Nov. 13.

Fantasy Tip: Murphy is a reliable contributor across standard fantasy categories, and he'll check out as a low-end second baseman for the majority of seasonal leagues entering 2016. However, there is a chance his huge postseason showing will put a little too much helium into his fantasy stock, so be careful not to overreach for the veteran next spring.

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Dodgers | Daniel Murphy an option for Dodgers

Wed, 11 Nov 2015 10:58:31 -0800

Free-agent 2B Daniel Murphy (Mets) is being considered by the Los Angeles Dodgers. Murphy would give them a left-handed hitting option that can play both second and third base.

Fantasy Tip: Because of Murphy's heroics in the postseason, his fantasy price in 2016 is surely to be inflated. However, he could still continue to put up numbers that would justify a high pricetag, given his position of second base.

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Yankees | Daniel Murphy not a target for Yankees

Mon, 09 Nov 2015 15:13:11 -0800

Free-agent 2B Daniel Murphy (Mets) is not a target of the New York Yankees, according to general manager Brian Cashman.

Fantasy Tip: Murphy's postseason run may have inflated his stock in the real and fake game, so be careful not to overvalue him based on the small sample size. Still, Murphy is a reliable fantasy contributor who can chip in across four categories, and if he returns to being active on the base paths, he helps in all five standard categories. View Murphy as a low-end second base option in the majority of seasonal leagues leading into the 2016 season.

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Rockies | COL interested in Daniel Murphy

Sat, 07 Nov 2015 11:16:23 -0800

The Colorado Rockies have reportedly had internal discussions about possibly signing free-agent INF Daniel Murphy (Mets) to play first base, according to multiple sources.

Fantasy Tip: Murphy hit .281 with 14 home runs, 38 doubles and 73 RBIs in 130 regular season games and had an outstanding postseason, batting .328 with seven home runs and 11 RBIs while picking up NLCS MVP honors. He would be an improvement over the combination of Justin Morneau and Wilin Rosario, who platooned at the position for much of last season for Colorado. Murphy could wind up being drafted earlier than he should be in many fantasy leagues in 2016 based mainly on his playoff heroics.

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