Weighing in on the Daniel Murphy “Controversy”

If you haven’t heard or just crawled out from under a rock, there has been a recent uproar about New York Mets’ second baseman Daniel Murphy missing the Mets first two games to tend to his wife as she gave birth to the couple’s son, Noah, this week. By the way, Noah Syndergaard says thanks! [...]

Daniel Murphy’s adjustment at the plate sparks hot streak

Lost behind the daily bullpen issues has been the resurgence of Daniel Murphy at the plate. In his last 23 games, Murphy has a .429/.443/.738 line as he seemingly has a multi-hit game every night. The nice thing about this streak is that it hasn’t been a bunch of weak singles to the opposite field. [...]

Is it too soon to give up on Daniel Murphy?

After Friday’s game against the Yankees, Daniel Murphy has now sat the last two games as a starter. Some are left wondering if this will be a continuing theme. Well, after going just 8-58 in his last 16 games, Terry Collins is starting to use the hot hand by inserting Jordany Valdespin and Justin Turner [...]

Roundtable: How do you feel about Daniel Murphy at 2B?

I reached out to friends in the Mets blogosphere recently to ask the following question: With about 1/3 of the season in the books, how do you feel about Daniel Murphy at 2B and should he be the starter in 2013? Their names are hyperlinked to their blogs so please go ahead and click on [...]

How should we view Daniel Murphy’s defense?

To most people, the word ambivalent means not to care about something. But the real definition of the word is a bit more complex. Instead of not caring, it really means having two opposed or conflicting attitudes or ideas or emotions at the same time. Using the true meaning of the word, I am ambivalent [...]

Wright injury could open door for Valdespin

After storming out of the gate 4-0, the Mets built a lot of goodwill among its fanbase that maybe some good news was in store for the faithful this summer. However, after two straight losses on top of David Wright suffering from a fractured pinkie, a lot of people are ready to push the panic [...]

Is Lou Piniella a good comp for Daniel Murphy?

I am a Daniel Murphy fan. I think his bat is an asset wherever he plays, the concerns about his defense are overblown and the baserunning gaffes, well I’ll live with them. The latest news is that Murphy is the favorite to be the team’s second baseman in 2012, a move I support 100 percent. [...]