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DAN MURPHY RUMORS & GOSSIP

What They’re Saying About Tony Oliva

By all accounts, 2014 inductee into The Hall of Very Good Tony Oliva is a Hall of Fame-caliber guy both on and off the field.  And that’s probably why there’s no shortage of people talking about the lifetime Minnesota Twin. Dan Murphy from VoteTonyO:  “Tony Oliva’s fan club is extremely pleased whenever Tony’s contribution to the game is recognized by groups such as The...
Via Hall of Very Good
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Alderson Fields Question On Trading Murphy

Sandy Alderson met with season ticket holders before this afternoon’s game and fielded some questions. According to Adam Rubin who was on hand, someone asked Sandy whether he is looking to trade second baseman Daniel Murphy as many fans and bloggers have been speculating on Twitter. Alderson answered: “Look, we have a real appreciation for Dan Murphy. Murphy is somebody who...
Via Mets Merized Online
June 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Notre Dame Recruiting, Eddie Vanderdoes, And The Internet Age

And there it is... Eddie Vanderdoes is cleared to play at UCLA this year after his final appeal was heard on Monday to the NCAA. According to @RickKimbrel, Eddie Vanderdoes is cleared to play at UCLA this year. Final appeal was earlier today. — Dan Murphy (@BGI_DanMurphy) July 31, 2013 This news is sure to start some pissing matches between the media (holy crusaders...
Via Subway Domer
July 31, 2013  |  Discuss

Daniel Murphy delievers a walk-off single to help the Mets improve to 4-0, #imwith28

The New York Mets improved to 4-0 on Monday evening, defeating the Washington Nationals, 4-3: #imwith28: After a lead off walk from Mike Baxter, Ruben Tejada — with the count 3-2 — laid down a perfect bunt that forced an errant throw from Nationals pitcher Henry Rodriguez.  Both Tejada and Baxter advanced to second and third respectively, before Baxter trotted home with the...
Via MetsZilla
April 10, 2012  |  Discuss

Will 2B be LF all over again for Murph...

Photo by Michael BaronAs expected Dan Murphy has put u solid numbers in spring training, in 9 games, 22 at-bats he's hitting .273 with a .333 OBP, .273 Slugging pct. and a .605 OPS.For those defending using Murphy as the starting 2B they general draw their comparison to Jeff Kent.  Like Murphy, Kent was in the line-up for his bat and his glove was often described as robotic...
Via Mets Fever
March 16, 2012  |  Discuss

Last year Murphy had a 20% conversion rate..

Photo by Michael BaronMark Simon of ESPN had a pretty stark and forbidding statistic.  Last year Dan Murphy had a 20% double play conversion rate using the Bill James method. Justin Turner who is viewed as a utility player had a 35% conversion rate.  At what point doe the defense or lack there of, out weigh the offense; I rem. when Dan Uggla was in Florida (seems better in ALT...
Via Mets Fever
February 24, 2012  |  Discuss

Daniel Murphy greeted fans in line at PSL

In the St. Lucie News, Alex Butler talked with Mets fans who waited in line last Saturday outside Digital Domain Park to buy tickets to see the Mets this Spring Training. “Fans were even greeted by Mets second baseman Dan Murphy, who stopped by to shake hands and show his gratitude,” according to the report. Mets pitchers and catchers are required to report to Digital Domain...
Via Matthew Cerrone's Mets Blog
January 16, 2012  |  Discuss

Dodgers tried to acquire Daniel Murphy at Winter Meetings

For those teams working with a bankroll that didn’t match that of Scrooge McDuck’s, the Winter Meetings were a time to poke and prod in an effort to see what holes could be filled at an obtainable cost.  The New York Mets managed to address their bullpen and centerfield situations via free agency and trade, while the Los Angeles Dodgers were left wanting.  After seeing infielder...
Via MetsZilla
December 10, 2011  |  Discuss

Teams interested in Murphy...

I've said for sometime that AL and small market teams will be interested in Dan Murphy.  Joel Sherman is reporting that at least three teams are interested in Dan Murphy. Sherman goes on to say the like Andy Dirks, the 25 y/o lefty hit .251, OBP .296, SLG .406 and OPS .703in 78 games with the Tigers which was his first season in the bigs.  He played all three outfield positions...
Via Mets Fever
December 05, 2011  |  Discuss

Was Murphy just put on the block..

Photo By Michael Baron I know in this transition phase, which is a nice way of saying rebuilding, that no one is safe.  But was he clock just started on Dan Murphy, Sandy Alderson during his conference call today stated that 2B was a position they may need to address.  Now I'm assuming that he's referring to 2B if Ruben Tejada is moved to SS.  If they need to address 2B...
Via Mets Fever
December 01, 2011  |  Discuss
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