Daniel Murphy absolutely killed the Dodgers in the 2015 NLDS. Murphy went 7-for-21 with three homers and five RBIs. He stole the show homering off both Dodgers aces and helped guide the Mets into the World Series. Murphy is an infielder that is probably best at second base. The Dodgers have some question marks regarding the position, and Murphy would fit quite well in their lineup.
Murphy is a lifetime .288 hitter and has really average numbers if you delve into them. He has been really consistent with the bat and provides decent left-handed power from the middle infield position. The 30-year-old Murphy has hit 62 career homers and has 57 career steals, but power and speed are not really his game. He is a professional hitter and has the ability to play third and first base in addition to second. Murphy is not a spectacular fielder, but the Dodgers need a player that can keep the lineup moving.
The most positive attribute about Murphy is he is a consummate professional. He is also a great locker room guy and has an excellent reputation with others. The Dodgers have lacked that in recent years, and bringing in a player like that will only benefit the tam. Murphy rejected the qualifying offer from the Mets this winter. His open market value will likely fall somewhere in the $12-15 million per year range. Missing out on Murphy would not be a huge loss for the Dodgers, but he could be a valuable, if not slightly overpaid addition to the roster.