Sometimes hitting well and playing good defense isn't enough. Matt Murton found this out the hard way. My question is this, would Matt have been an upgrade over any of the current Cub outfielders?
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Matt Murton deserves another chance. Despite a .286/.352/.436 slash line over his major league career, Murton was sold to the Hanshin Tigers of the NPB in 2009. In his rookie season, Murton batted .349 and broke Ichiro Suzuki‘s record for most hits in a season. He didn’t disappoint in his sophomore follow-up, batting .311 with 13 home runs, and a .339 on-base percentage.