Tag: Daniel Murphy

Mets Host Annual Kids’ Holiday Party (With Video)

An article by posted on December 14, 2011 0 Comments
Mets Host Annual Kids’ Holiday Party (With Video)

Amid the sadness of losing Jose Reyes to the Miami Marlins, the Mets organization spread some holiday cheer the afternoon of Dec. 13 at the team’s annual Kids’ Holiday Party in the Acela Club at Citi Field. Students from local schools performed holiday tunes, enjoyed a free lunch and received a gift from the big […]

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Murphy Staying Put, Why The Urgency For A High-End Closer?

An article by posted on December 6, 2011 0 Comments
Murphy Staying Put, Why The Urgency For A High-End Closer?

A New York Mets official squashed any speculation that the Mets would trade infielder Daniel Murphy according to ESPNNewYork.com. “Some players are more valuable to us than other clubs,” the team official said. Rubin says this translates to Murphy being more valuable to the team than what the Mets could command in a trade. I agree with […]

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Teams Interested In Daniel Murphy

An article by posted on December 5, 2011 0 Comments
Teams Interested In Daniel Murphy

Joel Sherman of the NY Post tweets that Murphy is getting some attention… I like Murphy as a player, but with David Wright entrenched at third base, Murphy’s natural position, it’s hard to fit him in anywhere else which is a shame because he has an incredible bat. At the time Murphy got hurt and […]

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Murphy and Tejada Up The Middle? Really?

An article by posted on November 24, 2011 0 Comments

The more I think about the possibility of Ruben Tejada and Daniel Murphy as the likely Mets’ shortstop and second base combo in 2012, the more I want to cringe. This sounds like a disaster in the making… Does defense matter anymore? My concern about this led me to do some quick digging at Baseball Reference: Since […]

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B.J. Upton For Daniel Murphy?

An article by posted on October 2, 2011 0 Comments

The season is over. Once again the Mets failed to reach the postseason. Nothing new, and certainly not surprising. Time to start looking toward the offseason. Would B.J. Upton make sense in CF for the New York Mets in 2012? Centerfield will be a wide open position for the Mets in 2012. While I don’t […]

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Recap: Alderson Speaks To Media At Citi Field

An article by posted on September 30, 2011 0 Comments

Andy McCullough of the Star-Ledger took part in the media session that was held today by GM Sandy Alderson at Citi Field where he spoke to and fielded questions from reporters. He was also kind enough to transcribe the entire event which you can read here. Basically Alderson had a lot to say about a […]

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Shut Up With The “Moneyball Mets”!

An article by posted on September 23, 2011 0 Comments

I came across a piece yesterday (linked by Craig Lerner in his article) by Dave Lennon of Newsday that caught my eye. Is the ”Moneyball” approach paying off for the Mets? In some respects, the answer to that question is yes, as they have climbed to the top of the National League in targeted offensive categories […]

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If At “First” You Don’t Succeed…Get Depth

An article by posted on September 13, 2011 0 Comments
If At “First” You Don’t Succeed…Get Depth

There’s an old saying related to baseball that, “If at first you don’t succeed, try the outfield.”  But if the Mets march to the beat of their own drummer, they changed that philosophy from the “outfield” to “first base.”  John Olerud leaves as a free agent, no problem!  Throw Todd Zeile there.  Mo Vaughn hasn’t […]

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Mets Fall 9 Back In Wild Card After 4-1 Loss To Braves

An article by posted on August 6, 2011 0 Comments

  R.A. Dickey pitched seven quality innings, but Tim Hudson held the Mets in check in their 4-1 loss. Game Notes R.A. Dickey had another great outing that was marred by an inability for his offense to score runs for him. Dickey went seven, giving up two runs on five hits, walking none and striking […]

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Maybe Defense IS Important: The Downfall of the Mets

An article by posted on August 2, 2011 0 Comments
Maybe Defense IS Important: The Downfall of the Mets

From the beginning of the season, defense had seemed to be a big question, but one the Mets front office seemed to ignore for the sake of offense. While the offense has been good if not great this season, the runs the defense has cost the Mets is definitely showing differential in the pitchers FIP, […]

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