[sny-box color="fff"]He loves playing in New York because of the atmosphere... Tony Gwynn was his favorite player growing up... He likes playing for Terry Collins, who he says is passionate and energetic... The only other job he's ever had is cutting lawns... He listens to Mercy Me and eats peanut butter with honey before every game... Ike Davis is eccentric and one of the funniest guys on the team... He watches Homeland, How I Met Your Mother, he's hooked on Hunger Games and enjoys the Lord of the Rings... "The Dude," for Lucas Duda, is the best nickname on the team.[/sny-box]
The Mets have been reportedly listening to offers for Murphy, but their asking price is "substantial," according to people who have checked in on him (Rubin, Dec. 11).
Earlier this week, Murphy told reporters he expects to be on the Mets next season, which is exactly where he wants to be.
“I want to be in New York,” Murphy said (Rubin, Dec. 17). “We’ve struggled the last couple of years, and I also feel like hopefully my best baseball is ahead of me. … I think I’ll be here. … I want to be here. I think this organization is headed in the right direction, and I really want to be a part of it.”