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The Nationals and Giants are "very interested" in acquiring Mets 2B Daniel Murphy, SiriusXM host Jim Duquette said early Thursday.

However, a deal between the Mets and Nationals is considered a "longshot," according to reporter Ken Rosenthal (FoxSports, July 31).

The Mets don’t want to trade Murphy, but will do it if they receive enough in return, Jayson Stark reported last week (ESPN, July 25).

It was once reported that the Blue Jays, among others teams, would have interest in Murphy (Daily News, June 23), but may not feel he is strong enough in the field to justify the cost in trade (Heyman, June 24).

Matthew Cerrone: The Mets have to listen. It's all about getting better. And, if there's a deal for Murphy that makes the overall team better, Sandy Alderson should consider pulling the trigger. I just don't think that type of deal is being offered >> Read more.

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