If You’re Going To Play Both Murphy and Reed…

An article by posted on May 18, 2009

Maybe someone can help me out on this, but if both Jeremy Reed and Daniel Murphy are in the lineup, shouldn’t you play Reed in leftfield and Murphy at first base?

Wouldn’t it make sense to be defensively flawed at one position rather than two?

Jeremy Reed is a fine defensive outfielder, and in his career he has less than five starts at first base all of them coming as a Met this month.

If Dan Murphy is the heir apparent to Carlos Delgado at first base, why was Jeremy Reed playing first instead of leftfield?

I guess it’s just another one of those Jerry Manuel head-scratchers.

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