Originally posted on Mets Merized Online  |  Last updated 8/13/13
Someone asked me today if we should just go ahead and send Daniel Murphy to the bench in a super utility type role. “Of course”. I responded. Looking at how far his defense has been regressing and how inconsistent his bat has been, it’s no big secret how this movie is going to end. Once Wilmer Flores gets this so called shot at second base, and if he can prove to be adequate, that will be the game plan going into 2014. Here’s the thing thing about defense, the better you hit, the less it matters. Murphy’s back to having a bullseye on his head because his defense led to the Mets loss last night. With the Mets up 2-0 in the sixth and Jenrry Mejia cruising, Murphy mishandled a grounder by Carl Crawford that was scored a hit. Mark Ellis, the next batter, lined a ball that deflected off of Murphy’s outstretched glove and dropped into right field. The rest as they say, was history. Since early June, that’s who it’s gone for Murphy only this time he’s batting .274 with an OBP dangerously c...
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