Two Reasons Why I Want Daniel Murphy To Perform

Posted on by Kerel Cooper

As you all know Murphy is working on making his way back. In the video below, I give two reasons why I want to see Daniel Murphy play well.

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  2. vcmetsfan28 says:

    I was interested see why you actually wanted Murphy to do good since in pre-season you wanted no part of him as the starting first baseman… than I heard your post, and spoken like a smart man. You don't like Murphy at 1b, of, or 2b, but you see enough value in him that maybe he can be a key part of a deal that can bring in a starting pitcher. Good stuff and great post….

    • kerelcooper says:

      Thanks for the comments. Yeah I really don't think Murphy is a fit for this team because he really has no position. So I think the best way Murphy can help us out is by tearing it up in the minors so the Mets can package him in a trade and get some starting pitching. It's great to see Dickey and Takahashi pitching so well but I have think they both will come back down to earth sooner or later.

  3. kerelcooper says:

    Thanks for the comments. Yeah I really don't think Murphy is a fit for this team because he really has no position. So I think the best way Murphy can help us out is by tearing it up in the minors so the Mets can package him in a trade and get some starting pitching. It's great to see Dickey and Takahashi pitching so well but I have think they both will come back down to earth sooner or later.

  4. Donnell Butler says:

    Daniel Murphy reminds me a great deal of the kind of hard-working player that the Mets used to give up on too soon (e.g., Roberto Petagine, Melvin Mora, Ty Wigginton). And, then the Mets would overspend in the free agent market for a similar aging veteran (e.g., Joe McEwing, Marlon Anderson Year II, Alex Cora Year II, etc.). If the front office can’t find a good trade for him, then I’d like to see him get some reps at 2B in the minors. Why can’t Murphy develop into a good hitting, super sub and pinch hitter within the organization? Assuming it won’t stunt his development as a hitter, I’d rather Murphy now as the utility super-sub, pinch hitter over Fernando Tatis. It’s either that or when Murphy at age 34 the Mets will be looking for to bring him back as an overpriced veteran via the free agent market. Murphy is cheaper and far more exciting both in terms of youthful potential and organizational loyalty than Tatis or Gary Matthews Jr (when Beltran comes back).

    • kerelcooper says:

      Good point but I still think if the Mets are going to try and bring in another starting pitcher (which I feel they should) I think Murphy would be more valuable as trade bait than he would as a super sub. Regarding Murphy over Tatis or GMJ, I'm not sure if we can measure Murphy against those guys as they fill different needs.

      1. I think the Mets have to be careful with adding too many lefties off the bench. Chris Carter is currently the lefty off the bench and he can play the OF, which we know Murphy can't do.

      2. I personally think GMJ will be gone when/if Beltran comes back but for now the team needs him on the bench. Whether people like this or not, if Pagan ever gets hurt, there is no one else on the roster who can play CF defensively as good as GMJ. That's why he's still here (in my opinion).

      3. As for Tatis, he can play OF, 3b and 1b. So from a defensive standpoint he can play more spots than Murphy will probably ever play.

      As I said in my post I hope Murphy does well. He works hard, hustles and plays the game the right way but I still don't think he's a good fit for this team.

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