Originally posted on Mets Merized Online  |  Last updated 9/1/12
  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 argued that he wouldn’t even start for the majority of major league teams. I proclaimed if you are going to have a player who is a defensive liability at any position, he better be well worth it offensively, and Murphy being a slap hitter, isn’t worth it. Then I looked at his stats… Could it be the Mets actually got it right with Murphy? Could he actually be our second baseman of the future? He’s starting to pass the eye test defensively – making some nice plays and cutting down on his errors. He has done better than most projected defensively, but he is still ranked 20/20 out of major league second baseman (that qualified being ranked) in fielding percentage. His fielding percentage is .971. Offensively, the only...
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