Found March 21, 2013 on Mets Merized Online:
‘Spin Watch 2013 rolls on with another multi-hit game against the Houston Astros. I don’t know how many different ways I can say “Jordany Valdespin’s numbers have been impressive this spring.” He’s now batting .348/.388/.996. He also leads the team in hits (16), home runs (4), RBIs (9) and runs scored (8). He’s been so impressive, in fact, that Terry Collins’ latest comments about the young out-second-field-baseman have been nothing but complimentary. Joe D made a post about Collins’ optimism on Valdespin leading off as well as his attitude. It’s about time the guy gets some respect. Committing to him is the right move. Now it’s just a matter of where to play him in the field. I have an idea. Are you sitting down? Trade Daniel Murphy and play Valdespin at second base. I know. It’s such a blasphemous request for me to make. I think Murph’s a good player, but that’s a contributing factor in my request. Last season, the Mets turned down an offer from the San Diego Padres that would ha
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