I got this question about a week ago and never got a chance to respond. It comes from one of our longtime readers, Hitman, who asks;
During the Mets/Phillies game (05/08), Gary & Keith pointed out the progression of Daniel Murphy’s defense at 2nd base. Has Murphy changed your outlook of him holding it down defensively at 2nd or does he still need to prove something a little more to make you more of a believer?
I’ve always been a big believer in Daniel Murphy from the word go. I had a chance to speak to him back in 2009 and when he told me he would play anywhere the team wanted him to he wasn’t kidding.
Back then we were talking about his transition to first base and left field, and regardless of the results, Murphy took one for the team and did the best he could.
In addition to his great prowess at the plate, Murphy has shown an uncanny ability to evolve defensively at whatever position the Mets throw at him. And he does it without complaining and all while he gets picked on b...