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Tuesday, May 31, 2016

WaPo: Could Daniel Murphy Hit .400?

Realistically, the answer is “no, of course not.” But my God what an unexpectedly great signing for the Nationals. 2.5 WAR already and the season is only 1/3rd over.

PHILADELPHIA — Read the headline. Shake your head. Dismiss the notion. Could Daniel Murphy hit .400? Of course not, silly. What a preposterous notion. As crazy as, for example, as the third second baseman the Washington Nationals pursued this offseason turning into the one of the 10 best players in the National League by Wins Above Replacement? No, not quite that crazy. But would you have believed Murphy would be doing this, either?

Murphy will wake up the day after Memorial Day hitting .395 — 40 points higher than the next closest big leaguer. He has hit safely twice in more than half the games he has played. Assuming a few days off over the rest of the season, he is on pace for more than 230 hits. A player has finished a major league season with 230 hits or more 36 times. Those players include Ichiro Suzuki, Ty Cobb, Rogers Hornsby and a few other no-names like that.

Esoteric Posted: May 31, 2016 at 09:28 AM | 43 comment(s)
  Beats: new york mets, washington nationals

Tuesday, March 15, 2016

Sources: Mets place IF Ruben Tejada on waivers

Tejada has been placed on waivers, paving the way for the Mets to free themselves from paying a large portion of the infielder’s salary, multiple baseball officials told ESPN.

Tejada was due to be on Tuesday’s trip for a Grapefruit League game against the St. Louis Cardinals, but his bag was left behind when the bus departed.

thetailor (Brian) Posted: March 15, 2016 at 12:04 PM | 37 comment(s)
  Beats: new york mets, waivers

Friday, January 22, 2016

Rosenthal: Cespedes deal with #Mets expected to be in three-year, $70M range with one-year opt-out.

Cespedes deal with #Mets expected to be in three-year, $70M range with one-year opt-out.

Heinie Mantush (Krusty) Posted: January 22, 2016 at 11:06 PM | 0 comment(s)
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