For the first six weeks or so of the 2013 season, everything was going right for Daniel Murphy. After countless position changes, multiple injuries and a great deal of hard work and dedication, he was finally coming into his own both offensively and in field at second; and then came June.
After fluttering around .300 with some significant pop, Murphy’s performance took a nose-dive. Since June 1st, Murphy has batted .222/.265/.302, amounting to a cringe-worthy .567 OPS. As a result, his season numbers have taken a hit, as his OPS clings to life at an even .700. His defense has gone South as well as he has committed three errors in his last four games.
The fact of the matter is that Daniel Murphy’s bat is probably one of the streakiest of its kind in Flushing, and given the ever-growing crowd of talent looming around second base, is Murphy really worth having around in favor of someone else, namely Wilmer Flores?
His numbers have been on a downward trend for the past three seasons, me...