The Mets have officially made Daniel Murphy a a qualifying offer, which is a one-year, $15.8 million contract for the 2016 season. With that, the Mets would be eligible for a compensatory pick after the first round of the amateur draft if Murphy declines the offer and signs with a new team. Murphy has until next Friday, November 13, to accept or decline the offer.
It's likely that Murphy won't re-sign with the Mets. Since the introduction of the qualifying offer in 2012, no player has accepted it. The crowd-sourced estimates over at Fangraphs have Murphy getting something in the ballpark of a four-year, $48 million deal. Any team that signs Murphy would have to forfeit a pick in the upcoming amateur draft.
The 30-year-old infielder was drafted by the Mets in the 13th round in 2006. He was called up to the Mets two years later, and in seven major league seasons—he missed all of 2010 because of knee injuries—he has hit .288/.331/.424 with a 109 wRC+.