Sean Murphy Shares First Public Comments on New Braves Extension

Tyler Maher
Sean Murphy shared his first public comments after signing a new extension with the Atlanta Braves.
Sean Murphy shared his first public comments after signing a new extension with the Atlanta Braves. / ASSOCIATED PRESS
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Sean Murphy must really be impressed with the Atlanta Braves.

Murphy had only been with the organization for a few weeks before agreeing to a six-year, $73 million extension with them on Tuesday night. He'd previously only played for the Oakland A's before being dealt to the Braves earlier in December.

While he hasn't even played a game for Atlanta yet, Murphy indicated that he already feels extremely comfortable with his new team and is excited to be with them for the foreseeable future.

Sean Murphy Contract Extension

The Braves are regarded as one of baseball's model organizations, so it's not surprising Murphy feels that way. The franchise has cultivated a winning culture with an emphasis on loyalty, as Atlanta often rewards its stars by locking them up to long-term extensions.

The Braves have also enjoyed immense success on the field lately, winning the World Series in 2021 and following it up with 101 regular-season wins and a division title in 2022. Led by a talented core of young players, Atlanta looks like a championship contender for years to come.

Now Murphy gets to be part of that, which is a huge step up from him after playing in Oakland. The A's are notorious for trading their stars before they get too expensive and are coming off a horrendous season in which they finished with the worst record in the American League (60-102).

Murphy hasn't appeared in a postseason game since 2020, but he shouldn't have to wait too long before he gets another crack at his first ring.

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