Imagine if you will a player, with extremely good hitting ability, a body that should support growing power and enough discipline to hack it in the majors. All that has been holding him back is an inability to actually play a given position. Yet now… he seems to have found a position where he can supply adequate defense. The problem, you already have a player set to play that position.
Anyone remember when Daniel Murphy was the Mets first baseman and he got hurt? Then a prospect got promoted and he stopped being their first baseman. Daniel Murphy is hurt, but it’s not that serious, what IS serious is that Wilmer Flores is making a strong case to be the future Mets 2B in a hurry. What does one do with Murphy (whose bat is not the problem) if Flores is ready to replace him?
Forgive me if I rule out either player in the outfield. Flores finally found a home… let him keep it and Murphy cannot play in the outfield. So what do the Mets do?
Option 1: Trade Murphy – Murphy would ...