Tag: Daniel Murphy

One Thing Is Clear; Terry Collins Is No Jerry Manuel

An article by posted on April 20, 2011 0 Comments
One Thing Is Clear; Terry Collins Is No Jerry Manuel

Were any of you wondering what transpired the other day in Atlanta, when Daniel Murphy tried to steal third base and was out by a mile? You may remember an enraged (or was it embarrassed) Terry Collins taking Murphy into the back of the dugout as soon as trotted off the field with his head down. […]

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Tulowitzki Leads Colorado’s Win Over Mets, 5-4

An article by posted on April 13, 2011 0 Comments

Game Summary Niese started off well but fell off the wagon near the fifth and sixth innings. Bullpen was great with three innings of relief. Belran, Pagan, and Murphy led the offense. Despite some positives, the Mets lose 5-4 to the Rockies. Game Notes Jon Niese started out with a great outing until he hit […]

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Mental lapses cause Mets losses

An article by posted on April 12, 2011 0 Comments

It wasn’t a “routine play,” but when Ryota Igarashi had the comebacker in the sixth inning, I thought to myself, ‘Yes! Throw home, step on the plate and then throw on to first base for the double play.’ Instead, Igarashi sailed a throw to Josh Thole, who then had to step on home plate for […]

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Offense Erupts, Dickey Pitches Well, Mets Win 9-2

An article by posted on April 3, 2011 0 Comments

The Mets bats came alive, R.A. Dickey pitched a solid six innings and the Mets won there first series of the season, on the road. The Mets didn’t win their first road series until August last season Game Notes R.A. Dickey pitched a solid six innings, allowing one unearned run on five hits, walking three […]

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Beato Clinches Spot in Bullpen, Are Evans And Izzy Out?

An article by posted on March 27, 2011 0 Comments

Pedro Beato has been one heck of a player in the spring, and it looks like all his hard work just payed off for him. According to Sports Illustrated’s Jon Heyman, Pedro Beato is going to be on the Mets opening day roster in the bullpen.  This was what Jon Heyman said via Twitter: Beato to […]

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Hold Your Horses, Emaus Doesn’t Have The Job Yet

An article by posted on March 24, 2011 0 Comments

While everyone is already sizing Brad Emaus up for his new No. 4 Mets jersey, I agree with Mike Puma from the NY Post who doesn’t believe Emaus is such a sure thing yet. He hits the nail squarely on the head when he wrote, There won’t be a winner in the Mets’ second-base derby, […]

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Do Mets Have A Better Option Than Luis Hernandez

An article by posted on March 17, 2011 0 Comments

Mets manager Terry Collins has said that he would like to get each of his potential second base candidates some more at-bats over the next few days as he starts to whittle down the playing field. Reports surfaced earlier this week that Collins wanted Luis Hernandez to be the Mets starter at second base. However, […]

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Daniel Murphy – The Functional Second Baseman

An article by posted on March 7, 2011 0 Comments

The battle for second base rages on, but the real battle for the second base competition has been based in assumptions with unproven characters (Turner, Murphy, Emaus) and a character that every Mets fan wishes won’t prove himself (Luis Castillo). Though its only spring training, I am putting my backing into camp Murphy. Here are […]

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Burkhardt: If Opening Day Was Tomorrow, Castillo Would Be Starter

An article by posted on February 28, 2011 0 Comments
Burkhardt: If Opening Day Was Tomorrow, Castillo Would Be Starter

Would this send you in a tizzy if it really happened? I don’t know how close this is to actually being a reality, but it would shock me if it happened. The word on Brad Emaus when we drafted him was that he was a poor defensive second baseman, and nobody has said one glowing […]

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The Battle for Second Base

An article by posted on February 18, 2011 0 Comments

The Contenders: Luis Castillo- .235/.337/.267, 0 HR, 17 RBI, 6.7 UZR/150, 0. 6 WAR, $6 million, 35 years old Daniel Murphy- .266/.313/.427, 12 HR, 63 RBI, 1.0 WAR, $400K, 26 years old Brad Emaus- .290/.397/.476, 15 HR, 75 RBI (between AA and AAA), $400K, 25 years old The Underdog: Justin Turner- .316/.374/.487, 12 HR, 43 […]

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