Tag: Daniel Murphy

Wheeler, Tejada, Cowgill Impress In Mets 5-3 Win, News Not Good On Feliciano

An article by posted on February 23, 2013 0 Comments
Wheeler, Tejada, Cowgill Impress In Mets 5-3 Win, News Not Good On Feliciano

THE GAME: Ruben Tejada hit a two-run homer and Collin Cowgill drove in a run with double as the Mets won their exhibition opener, 5-3, over Washington. One game does not a spring training make, but if you’re going to play the games it is better to win them. WHEELER IMPRESSIVE: Zack Wheeler wowed them in his first appearance […]

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Kirk Nieuwenhuis Gets Leadoff Opportunity

An article by posted on February 21, 2013 0 Comments
Kirk Nieuwenhuis Gets Leadoff Opportunity

Several days ago I gave you my idea for the Mets’ batting order and it included Kirk Nieuwenhuis as the leadoff hitter, so I was happy to read Adam Rubin’s story he will be given first chance to win that job. Nieuwenhuis will be the leadoff hitter for Saturday’s exhibition game against Washington. The Mets like Nieuwenhuis’ […]

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Multiple Mets Playing For A Chance To Be Part Of The Future

An article by posted on February 12, 2013 0 Comments
Multiple Mets Playing For A Chance To Be Part Of The Future

Unlike many teams throughout Major League Baseball which are preparing to open spring training this week, the Mets don’t have many unanswered questions to be worked out in the next six weeks. The Mets, a team in transition, are just about set from top to bottom, short of a spot on the bench and maybe […]

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2013 Mets Projections: Daniel Murphy, 2B

An article by posted on February 5, 2013 0 Comments
2013 Mets Projections: Daniel Murphy, 2B

Daniel Murphy went into camp last year with very high expectations. After hitting .320 in 109 games in 2011, some people expected Murphy to become a perennial .300 hitter. In 2011, it appeared as though Murphy was living up to his potential, but a year later, Murphy’s future is much less certain. Murphy started off the year […]

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NY Post: Pieces Of A Playoff Team Falling Into Place For Mets

An article by posted on December 1, 2012 0 Comments
NY Post: Pieces Of A Playoff Team Falling Into Place For Mets

Ken Davidoff of the NY Post projects a very rosy outlook for the Mets now that the team has signed third baseman David Wright. He speculates that with Wright firmly entrenched as the Mets cornerstone, the pieces of a playoff team are falling into place. The long-term starting rotation has Jon Niese (signed to a […]

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Do The Mets Have What It Takes To Get Justin Upton?

An article by posted on November 15, 2012 0 Comments
Do The Mets Have What It Takes To Get Justin Upton?

In the wake of Tuesday’s blockbuster deal between the Miami Marlins and Toronto Blue Jays, I think it is only fair that the Mets make a blockbuster trade of their own. Justin Upton is still available, and despite the lack of rumors linking the Mets and D’backs in trade discussions, my hope is that GM Sandy Alderson […]

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2012 Mets Report Cards: Infielders

An article by posted on November 6, 2012 0 Comments
2012 Mets Report Cards: Infielders

The Mets infield faced many questions coming into the 2012 season. Will David Wright re-gain superstar status? Can Daniel Murphy survive as an everyday second baseman? How much will the Mets miss Jose Reyes? Let’s see how these questions were answered this season…. Josh Thole: D- Josh Thole has not become the player we thought […]

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Valdespin Playing Right Field During Winter Ball, What It Means For The Mets

An article by posted on October 16, 2012 0 Comments
Valdespin Playing Right Field During Winter Ball, What It Means For The Mets

Adam Rubin of ESPN tweeted yesterday that Jordany Valdespin would be playing right field in the Dominican Winter League. This went against what most believed – that Valdespin would be playing second base this winter. I recently did an end of the year review for Valdespin on another Mets website, so this is the perfect […]

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Is Daniel Murphy The Answer At Second Base?

An article by posted on October 10, 2012 0 Comments
Is Daniel Murphy The Answer At Second Base?

It seems that there is a portion of the fan base that still doesn’t think that Daniel Murphy is the second baseman of the future for the New York Mets. Maybe it’s because it looks as if Murphy is an extra outfielder at times, based on where he positions himself (short right field), but I […]

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Daniel Murphy: Deceptively Good At Second Base

An article by posted on September 3, 2012 0 Comments
Daniel Murphy: Deceptively Good At Second Base

When I first started to write this piece about a week ago, it was going to be about why Daniel Murphy is not the answer at second base for the Mets. I questioned why some Mets fans are obsessed with this player that was, to me at least, a fringe major leaguer at best. I […]

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