Sep 29, 2013; New York, NY, USA; New York Mets second baseman Daniel Murphy (28) hits a single against the Milwaukee Brewers during the fourth inning of a game at Citi Field. The Mets won 3-2. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports

MLB rumors: New York Mets exploring idea of trading Daniel Murphy?

While the New York Mets have some talent in their minor league system, their Major League club needs some help.

That’s not to say the roster is void of any solid talent, but top to bottom there are warts that may be too big for immediate fixing, which has lead the Mets front office to explore some roster moves which could include trading infielder Daniel Murphy:

Don’t be surprised if the Mets also trade second baseman Daniel Murphy, one of their best hitters. Murphy is drawing interest from clubs that envision him at second, third or as a super-utility type, and while his departure would hurt the Mets short-term, he is unlikely to still be with the club by the time it contends again.

Murphy will be 29 a month into the 2014 season and given his arbitrational status is set to end in the relatively near future, keeping Murphy in New York if a tangible asset is available doesn’t make a ton of sense.

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