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Monday, July 11, 2016

New York Tabloid Cover Asks Daniel Murphy to ‘please go away’

The story about the story.

Daniel Murphy, despite his 2015 playoff exploits and seven decorated seasons with the Mets, is not a popular man in New York right now. He’s become an MVP candidate with the Nationals who leads the majors with a .348 batting average. And against the Mets, he’s been even better. He’s raised his game against his former team to a level not seen from him before.

With his two-run homer on Sunday, Murphy is now batting .423 (22-of-52) with seven homers in 21 RBI in 13 games against the Mets. He’s a huge reason why the Nats are 9-4 in those matchups and why they currently lead the Mets by six games in the NL East.

Bote Man Posted: July 11, 2016 at 03:52 PM | 19 comment(s)
  Beats: daniel murphy, mets, nationals, nl east

Thursday, June 30, 2016

Lennon: Jose Reyes may be too little, too late for Mets

Anyone claiming the ‪#‎Mets‬ goofed by not re-signing Murph is blindly assuming that the Wilpons had enough $ for both him and Yoenis.

It’s just imperfect timing for a seriously flawed team. Terry Collins has clung to the Reyes’ dream like a drowning man to a life preserver, but more and more, this is beyond one player sprinting to the rescue.

Not Lucas Duda, who should be ready for the Tour de France after all this time spent on the stationary bike. Not Yulieski Gourriel, the Cuban star still jet-setting to more major-league auditions. Not Michael Conforto, currently working on his swing and confidence out at Triple-A Las Vegas.

Know who might have helped? Daniel Murphy, if the Mets had chosen a different offseason strategy. We realize it’s a low blow to regurgitate that all over again. But what Murphy has done to his former team this season — while batting cleanup for the Mets’ biggest rival — is getting ridiculous.

Friday, May 13, 2016

What’s realistic to expect in the end from .409-hitting Murphy? - Nationals Pastime

The purpose of this exercise? There are two conclusions worth drawing: 1) Murphy deserves a whole lot of credit for what he’s done to date, because not many have been able to do it over the years, and 2) Barring a complete collapse from a guy who has been a very good hitter his entire career, Murphy should end up with a batting average well north of .300 by season’s end.

Jim Furtado Posted: May 13, 2016 at 09:17 AM | 17 comment(s)
  Beats: daniel murphy, nationals



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