Don’t Fall Into The Daniel Murphy Trap

Posted on by Kerel Cooper

In the video below I explain why I’m terrified that Mets fans and the organization are going to fall into the Daniel Murphy trap.

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ESPN.com: Daniel Murphy Player Profile

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2 Responses to Don’t Fall Into The Daniel Murphy Trap

  1. Ceetar says:

    You said it yourself. You don't like the first base options. The Mets don't need to be the "Bronx Bombers" with all home run hitters. Are they going to be able to trade guys for someone like Adrian Gonzalez AND get a big time LF like Bay or Holliday? Not to mention two catchers, another starting pitcher and a contingency plan for Francoeur if/when he reverts to anything that's not the last two months. probably not. Murphy will progress, and he'll grow more with an intact lineup and a better manager. Murphy + Holliday is probably better than what they can get for 1B + Pagan. And it's probably more power that way too.

    Don't fall into the 1B has to be a slugger trap. We get above average power from SS and CF. We were fine in the past with the power we had, so it's on replacing Delgado, which a LF can do. The team is built to be aggressive with stolen bases and taking extra bases. They'll hopefully have a healthy and well-coached pitching staff to keep them from having to try to win games 10-8.

    Between Pagan, Santos, Schneider, Murphy, Figueroa if the Mets can't upgrade all of them Murphy is the guy to keep out of hte bunch.

    • kerelcooper says:

      Thanks for the comments. You raise a good point in the Mets have a lot of holes to fill and probably can't fill them all. IF (and it's a big if) the Mets can bring in a power hitting LF and a solid number 2 starter behind Santana then I can live with Murphy at first base.

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