Originally posted on Mets360.com  |  Last updated 3/2/13
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 be useful
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