Originally posted on Matthew Cerrone's Mets Blog  |  Last updated 11/4/11
Roy from Florida sent in an email asking: If Jose Reyes does leave, I think Daniel Murphy gets pushed into the spotlight. Obviously Murphy proved he is a Major League hitter last season, but will the Mets ever find a spot for this guy to play full time? Assuming Tejeda shifts to short, is Murphy the team’s every-day second baseman? And more importantly, can he handle it defensively? Brian Erni: It seems like discussing Murphy’s ability to handle second base is a right of passage each of the last three offseasons, and there’s good reason for that. Murphy has yet to show that he can handle the physical demands of the position. Don’t get me wrong, Daniel was much more competent than I expected he’d be at second base. At times in 2011, he showed flashes that ranged anywhere from strong to brilliant. He’s a hard worker and he really committed himself to the position. However, the one thing that worries me is how vulnerable Murphy has left himself on the double play turn. Second base is...
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