Let me start off by saying I am NOT a huge Daniel Murphy fan and given the chance I would LOVE to replace him. That said I would NOT give the likes of Adam LaRoche more than 2 years (Braves are apparently going to give him 2), or Nick Johnson more than 1 with an option (talk about having zero power) plus his injury concerns.
There are obviously a few other options, Russell Branyan for one but one intriguing (and realistic) option to me is Mr. Jorge Cantu. I think we should look at Jorge Cantu as a platoon partner for Murphy. The fish are shopping him, he only made 3.5 million this year and posted a .892 OPS vs. lefties. Not a great fielder by any stretch but his price and offensive output (and ability to fill in at 3b) would interest me in a salary dump like deal (which the Marlins apparently are considering). Cantu’s .892 + Murphy vs. righties (where I assume he will improve in 2010) would actually give us at LEAST league average production at 1b for only about 4 million bucks and no long term commitment.