It came as no surprise when Daniel Murphy rejected the Mets’ one-year, $15.8 million offer last offseason. At the time, no player had ever accepted a “qualifying offer.”* Instead, Murphy tested the market and wound up with $37.5 million over three years from the Washington Nationals. If Murphy’s first half of 2016 is any indication, he made a mistake not accepting the Mets’ deal.
Max Scherzer and Chris Sale have some impressive streaks going on the mound. Alex Rodriguez is still hoping to acquire the ball from his 3,000th hit. Pete Rose is proven, once again, to be a teller of lies. All that and more in my latest MLB recap for CBS Local.