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2014 Rest-of-Season Projections (seasonal age 29)
PA AVG HR R RBI SB TAv WARP
3 .278 0 0 0 0 .269 0.0
Birth Date4-1-1985
Height6' 1"
Weight215 lbs
Age29 years, 6 months, 23 days
BatsL
ThrowsR
2010
1.82011
2.32012
2.22013
2.22014
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WARP Summary

Standard

YEAR TEAM AGE G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR TB BB SO HBP SF SH RBI SB CS AVG OBP SLG TAv VORP FRAA WARP
2008 NYN 23 49 151 131 24 41 9 3 2 62 18 28 1 1 0 17 0 2 .313 .397 .473 .307 9.1 -0.3 0.9
2009 NYN 24 155 556 508 60 135 38 4 12 217 38 69 0 6 4 63 4 2 .266 .313 .427 .258 9.0 5.4 1.5
2011 NYN 26 109 423 391 49 125 28 2 6 175 24 42 3 2 3 49 5 5 .320 .362 .448 .285 16.4 0.3 1.8
2012 NYN 27 156 612 571 62 166 40 3 6 230 36 82 1 4 0 65 10 2 .291 .332 .403 .268 24.3 -2.8 2.3
2013 NYN 28 161 697 658 92 188 38 4 13 273 32 95 2 5 0 78 23 3 .286 .319 .415 .265 27.5 -7.5 2.2
2014 NYN 29 143 642 596 79 172 37 2 9 240 39 86 2 5 0 57 13 5 .289 .332 .403 .277 26.6 -6.4 2.2
Career773308128553668271901848119718740292373295519.290.333.419.272112.8-11.410.8

Advanced

'opp' stats - Quality of opponents faced - have been moved and are available only as OPP_QUAL in the Statistics reports now.
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YEAR Team Lg G PA TAv oppAVG oppOBP oppSLG oppTAv BABIP BPF BRAA repLVL POS_ADJ FRAA BRR BVORP BWARP VORP WARP
2006 BRO A- 8 34 .261 .242 .308 .346 .262 .269 85 0 0.9 -0.6 0.0 0.2 0.5 0.1 0.5 0.1
2006 KNG Rk 9 37 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .233 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2006 MTS Rk 8 22 .148 .202 .273 .254 .214 .067 110 -2.7 0.7 -0.4 0.0 -0.1 -2.5 -0.3 -2.5 -0.3
2007 SLU A+ 135 559 .276 .259 .332 .378 .257 .307 102 10.2 17.7 2.1 17.3 -0.8 33.2 4.9 33.2 4.9
2008 NYN MLB 49 151 .307 .256 .324 .409 .259 .382 93 7.6 4.4 -0.9 -0.3 -2.2 9.1 0.9 9.1 0.9
2008 BRO A- 3 14 .373 .247 .325 .339 .249 .583 92 1.7 0.4 -0.3 0.0 -0.3 1.6 0.2 1.6 0.2
2008 BIN AA 95 407 .299 .263 .337 .399 .259 .324 102 17.3 12.0 -0.2 5.2 1.2 30.5 3.6 30.5 3.6
2008 NWO AAA 1 5 .192 .276 .366 .474 .270 .250 81 -0.4 0.2 0 0.1 0.4 0.2 0.0 0.2 0.0
2009 NYN MLB 155 556 .258 .261 .328 .413 .261 .284 95 -1.3 16.0 -8.4 5.4 3.4 9.0 1.5 9.0 1.5
2010 SLU A+ 3 13 .756 .243 .300 .604 .251 .700 86 7 0.4 -0.2 0.1 -0.0 7.4 0.8 7.4 0.8
2010 BUF AAA 8 35 .233 .269 .333 .423 .257 .290 105 -1.1 1.1 -0.6 0.3 0.1 -0.5 -0.0 -0.5 -0.0
2011 NYN MLB 109 423 .285 .252 .315 .394 .258 .345 98 10.3 11.4 -3.2 0.3 -3.3 16.4 1.8 16.4 1.8
2012 NYN MLB 156 612 .268 .254 .313 .401 .258 .329 96 4.9 16.8 -1.2 -2.8 4.0 24.3 2.3 24.3 2.3
2013 NYN MLB 161 697 .265 .253 .311 .390 .256 .315 97 3 18.3 -1.3 -7.5 7.6 27.5 2.2 27.5 2.2
2014 NYN MLB 143 642 .277 .252 .310 .381 .260 .322 95 10.4 16.6 -0.4 -6.4 -1.3 26.6 2.2 26.6 2.2

Statistics For All Levels

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Year Team Lg PA R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS AVG OBP SLG ISO TAv VORP FRAA WARP
2006 KNG Rk 37 2 9 0 0 2 7 4 1 0 0 .273 .351 .455 .182 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2006 MTS Rk 22 2 1 0 0 0 0 4 3 0 0 .056 .227 .056 .000 .148 -2.5 0.0 -0.3
2006 BRO A- 34 2 7 1 0 0 3 4 3 0 0 .241 .333 .276 .034 .261 0.5 0.0 0.1
2007 SLU A+ 559 68 143 34 3 11 78 42 61 6 3 .285 .345 .430 .145 .276 33.2 17.3 4.9
2008 BRO A- 14 1 7 0 0 0 2 0 2 0 0 .500 .500 .500 .000 .373 1.6 0.0 0.2
2008 NWO AAA 5 2 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 .250 .400 .250 .000 .192 0.2 0.1 0.0
2008 BIN AA 407 56 110 26 1 13 67 39 46 14 5 .308 .380 .496 .188 .299 30.5 5.2 3.6
2008 NYN MLB 151 24 41 9 3 2 17 18 28 0 2 .313 .397 .473 .160 .307 9.1 -0.3 0.9
2009 NYN MLB 556 60 135 38 4 12 63 38 69 4 2 .266 .313 .427 .161 .258 9.0 5.4 1.5
2010 BUF AAA 35 4 10 3 0 1 8 1 2 1 0 .294 .314 .471 .176 .233 -0.5 0.3 -0.0
2010 SLU A+ 13 2 8 1 0 1 6 2 0 0 0 .727 .769 1.091 .364 .756 7.4 0.1 0.8
2011 NYN MLB 423 49 125 28 2 6 49 24 42 5 5 .320 .362 .448 .128 .285 16.4 0.3 1.8
2012 NYN MLB 612 62 166 40 3 6 65 36 82 10 2 .291 .332 .403 .112 .268 24.3 -2.8 2.3
2013 NYN MLB 697 92 188 38 4 13 78 32 95 23 3 .286 .319 .415 .129 .265 27.5 -7.5 2.2
2014 NYN MLB 642 79 172 37 2 9 57 39 86 13 5 .289 .332 .403 .114 .277 26.6 -6.4 2.2

Plate Discipline

YEAR PITCHES ZONE_RT SWING_RT CONTACT_RT Z_SWING_RT O_SWING_RT Z_CONTACT_RT O_CONTACT_RT SW_STRK_RT
2008 631 0.4992 0.4175 0.8327 0.5429 0.2911 0.8947 0.7174 0.1673
2009 2074 0.4870 0.4720 0.8845 0.6297 0.3214 0.9544 0.7544 0.1155
2011 1559 0.4747 0.4605 0.8954 0.6324 0.3040 0.9444 0.8032 0.1032
2012 2243 0.4828 0.4630 0.8815 0.6131 0.3224 0.9307 0.7941 0.1185
2013 2523 0.5085 0.4678 0.8853 0.6189 0.3089 0.9320 0.7885 0.1147
2014 2336 0.4889 0.4805 0.8814 0.6506 0.3166 0.9408 0.7646 0.1186
Career113660.49030.46640.88210.62390.31380.93730.77650.1177

Injury History

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation
2014-09-12 2014-09-13 DTD 1 1 Left Forearm Contusion HBP -
2014-08-25 2014-09-09 15-DL 15 13 Right Lower Leg Strain Calf -
2013-02-19 2013-03-28 Camp 37 0 Right Trunk Strain Intercostal and Recieved Cortisone Injection - -
2012-09-13 2012-09-14 DTD 1 0 - Low Back Stiffness - -
2012-08-27 2012-08-28 DTD 1 0 Right Shoulder Strain - -
2011-08-08 2011-09-29 60-DL 52 49 Left Knee Sprain MCL - -
2010-06-03 2010-09-07 Minors 96 0 Right Knee Sprain MCL - Player Collision -
2010-03-31 2010-05-24 15-DL 54 45 Right Knee Sprain MCL -
2008-11-20 2008-11-20 WIN 0 0 Left Thigh Strain Hamstring -
2008-10-24 2008-10-24 WIN 0 0 Forearm Laceration -
2008-06-16 2008-06-30 Minors 14 0 Right Shoulder Strain -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2015 NYN $
2014 NYN $5,700,000
2013 NYN $2,925,000
2012 NYN $512,196
2011 NYN $422,000
2010 NYN $419,000
2009 NYN $401,000
YearsDescriptionSalary
5 yrPrevious$4,679,196
2011Current$5,700,000
6 yrPvs + Cur$10,379,196
6 yrTotal$10,379,196

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
4 y 109 dLevinsons ACES1 year/$5.7M (2014)

Details
  • 1 year/$5.7M (2014). Re-signed by NY Mets 1/17/14 (avoided arbitration).
  • 1 year/$2.925M (2013). Re-signed by NY Mets 1/29/13 (avoided arbitration, $3.4M-$2.55M).
  • 1 year/$512,196 (2012). Re-signed by NY Mets 3/12.
  • 1 year/$0.422M (2011). Re-signed by NY Mets 3/2/11.
  • 1 year/$0.419M (2010). Re-signed by NY Mets 3/10/10.
  • 1 year/$0.401M (2009). Re-signed by NY Mets 3/2/09 (split contract).
  • 1 year (2008). Contract purchased by NY Mets 8/2/08.
  • Drafted by NY Mets 2006 (13-394) (Jacksonville University).

2014 Preseason Forecast

Last Update: 3/11/2014 05:35 ET

PCT PA R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS AVG OBP SLG TAv VORP FRAA WARP
90o 653 83 184 42 3 12 65 42 86 15 4 .304 .348 .443 .294 43.6 2B -5 4.2
80o 639 79 174 39 3 12 62 39 85 14 4 .294 .337 .428 .284 36.9 2B -5 3.5
70o 628 76 166 38 2 11 60 38 85 14 3 .286 .329 .417 .277 32.2 2B -5 3.0
60o 619 74 161 37 2 11 58 37 84 13 3 .280 .323 .408 .272 28.3 2B -5 2.6
50o 611 71 154 35 2 10 56 35 84 13 3 .274 .316 .399 .266 24.8 2B -4 2.2
40o 603 69 150 34 2 10 54 34 84 13 3 .268 .310 .391 .261 21.3 2B -4 1.8
30o 594 67 145 33 2 10 52 33 83 12 3 .262 .303 .382 .255 17.7 2B -4 1.5
20o 583 65 138 31 2 9 50 31 83 12 3 .255 .295 .371 .249 13.6 2B -4 1.0
10o 569 61 131 30 2 9 47 30 82 11 3 .245 .284 .356 .239 8.2 2B -4 0.4
Weighted Mean6127215535210563684133.275.317.400.26725.22B -42.3

Diagnostics

Breakout Rate Improve Rate Collapse Rate Attrition Rate MLB %
5% 46% 4% 7% 99%

Long-Term Forecast (Beyond the 2014 Projections)

Playing time estimates are based on performance, not Depth Charts.
Year Age PA R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB AVG OBP SLG TAv WARP VORP BRR POS_ADJ REP_ADJ RAA FRAA
201530620721563721469438812.274.325.420.2692.326.22.14.014.95.1-4.8
201631604671493411162408411.267.317.390.2591.719.91.93.814.9-0.7-4.7
201732602671443211262458510.260.316.385.2571.518.41.83.614.9-1.9-4.7
20183363867145321106142939.247.297.358.2420.59.71.83.614.9-10.7-4.9
20193462369148342126446897.259.315.387.2561.317.11.53.414.9-2.7-4.8
20203555964138291115941805.269.323.393.2631.518.61.22.913.11.3-4.3
2021366106313630195642974.243.297.347.2370.15.71.33.014.9-13.5-4.7
202237417429221053729712.242.294.338.234-0.12.10.91.914.9-15.7-3.2
20233863463139321957401071.236.285.339.230-0.41.01.52.714.9-18.1-4.9

Upside By Year

2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 PEAK 5
51.254.739.741.232.124.4219

Comparable Players (Similarity Index 78)

Rank Score Name Year TAv Trend
1 93 Aaron Hill 2011 .236
2 91 Brandon Phillips 2010 .274
3 87 Jose Vidro 2004 .283
4 83 Robinson Cano 2012 .319
5 83 Jimmy Rollins 2008 .271
6 82 Marcus Giles 2007 .230
7 82 Ian Kinsler 2011 .281
8 82 Lou Whitaker 1986 .274
9 82 Howie Kendrick 2013 .290
10 81 Jose Lopez 2013 .000 DNP
11 81 Stephen Drew 2012 .249
12 81 Omar Infante 2011 .267
13 80 J.J. Hardy 2012 .229
14 80 Barry Larkin 1993 .296
15 80 Alex Cintron 2008 .221
16 80 Roberto Alomar 1997 .307
17 80 Aramis Ramirez 2007 .307
18 80 Jorge Cantu 2011 .184
19 79 Alexei Ramirez 2011 .251
20 79 Magglio Ordonez 2003 .307
21 79 Orlando Hudson 2007 .270
22 78 Kelly Johnson 2011 .253
23 78 Bill Madlock 1980 .262
24 78 John Valentin 1996 .275
25 78 Rod Carew 1975 .328
26 78 Felipe Lopez 2009 .284
27 78 Rafael Palmeiro 1994 .309
28 78 Carney Lansford 1986 .288
29 78 Brooks Robinson 1966 .289
30 78 Coco Crisp 2009 .241
31 78 James Loney 2013 .282
32 78 Martin Prado 2013 .264
33 78 Richie Hebner 1977 .296
34 77 Ted Kluszewski 1954 .350
35 77 Cal Ripken Jr. 1990 .281
36 77 Wally Joyner 1991 .307
37 77 Ryne Sandberg 1989 .306
38 77 Maicer Izturis 2010 .247
39 77 Jeff Francoeur 2013 .191
40 77 Alex Rios 2010 .261
41 77 Mike Sweeney 2003 .295
42 77 Rafael Furcal 2007 .241
43 77 Nomar Garciaparra 2003 .291
44 77 Edgardo Alfonzo 2003 .260
45 77 Vernon Wells 2008 .295
46 77 Kurt Suzuki 2013 .240
47 76 Tim Teufel 1988 .261
48 76 Yuniesky Betancourt 2011 .230
49 76 Chad Tracy 2009 .240
50 76 Bill Doran 1987 .284
51 76 Tony Oliva 1968 .325
52 76 Cesar Cedeno 1980 .311
53 76 Moises Alou 1996 .267
54 76 Jose Reyes 2012 .293
55 76 Bobby Avila 1953 .280
56 76 Buddy Bell 1981 .311
57 76 Joe Crede 2007 .206
58 76 Khalil Greene 2009 .223
59 76 Alan Trammell 1987 .331
60 76 Jhonny Peralta 2011 .280
61 76 Bobby Crosby 2009 .233
62 76 Davey Johnson 1972 .258
63 76 Eric Soderholm 1978 .274
64 75 Mike Greenwell 1993 .289
65 75 Brian Roberts 2007 .279
66 75 Rusty Greer 1998 .289
67 75 Dick McAuliffe 1969 .310
68 75 Pete Rose 1970 .308
69 75 Casey McGehee 2012 .242
70 75 Edgar Martinez 1992 .340
71 75 Brad Fullmer 2004 .251
72 75 David DeJesus 2009 .265
73 75 Harvey Kuenn 1960 .294
74 75 Yogi Berra 1954 .304
75 75 Kevin Mench 2007 .262
76 75 Robin Ventura 1997 .292
77 75 Bob Watson 1975 .323
78 75 Jacoby Ellsbury 2013 .277
79 75 Don Mattingly 1990 .235
80 75 Chuck Knoblauch 1998 .274
81 75 Hank Blalock 2010 .241
82 75 Kevin McReynolds 1989 .291
83 75 Al Kaline 1964 .308
84 74 Adrian Beltre 2008 .270
85 74 Juan Uribe 2008 .243
86 74 Garrett Atkins 2009 .230
87 74 Billy Williams 1967 .308
88 74 Don Baylor 1978 .302
89 74 Tony Gwynn 1989 .303
90 74 Craig Biggio 1995 .315
91 74 Brendan Harris 2010 .177
92 74 Bernie Williams 1998 .340
93 74 Tim Raines 1989 .302
94 74 Carl Crawford 2011 .243
95 74 Toby Harrah 1978 .269
96 74 Erick Aybar 2013 .250
97 74 Amos Otis 1976 .284
98 74 Kent Hrbek 1989 .308
99 74 Jim Ray Hart 1971 .314
100 74 Sal Bando 1973 .318

Platoon

SORT_FIELD PLATOON AVG OBP SLG TAv
10 vs L (Multi) .277 .299 .346 .236
11 vs R (Multi) .295 .338 .447 .276
18 Split (Multi) .019 .040 .101 .040
19 LgAvg (Multi) .027 .038 .071 .034
30 vs L (2013) .273 .292 .324 .229
31 vs R (2013) .292 .331 .459 .276
38 Split (2013) .019 .039 .135 .047
39 LgAvg (2013) .026 .037 .071 .034

BP Annual Player Comments

YearComment
2014 Due to publishing agreements, the 2014 player comments and team essays are only available in the Baseball Prospectus 2014 book (available in hardcopy, e-book, and Kindle).
2013 Murphy's batting line doesn't jump off the page, but here are the last names of some second basemen he outhit in 2012: Phillips, Weeks (two of them), Kinsler, Kendrick. Adequate defense, adequate hitting, and adequate health, mixed with some eye of newt and a troll tooth or two, results in a useful ballplayer for the league minimum. However, an arbitration paycheck and Evans, Flores, and Havens on the farm might spell a midseason trade to a contending team that finds itself staring into the abyss of a .220 TAv at the keystone.
2012 After a lost 2010 season due to knee problems, Murphy was a long shot to make the team, but he ended up getting more than 400 plate appearances as a fill-in guy, whether for the injured Ike Davis and David Wright on the corners, or as one of the many who got an audition at second base. Even more remarkable is the fact that he hit .320, although it came without walks or power. Nobody thinks he'll do that again, not even the Mets, but he does have big-league value as a player who can play multiple positions and hit a bit, which will be his role once again in 2012.
2011 Murphy is a tweener due to both skill and circumstance. He played third base in the minors but isn’t a good glove and is blocked by David Wright in any case; his bat isn’t strong enough to carry first base and the position is now held by Ike Davis; even if left field hadn’t been deeded to Jason Bay for an additional three years, Murphy’s bat wouldn’t play and his outfield routes often involved stopping in mid-play to ask for directions to the nearest fly ball. Working his way around the diamond, apparently by processs of elimination, Murphy spent time at the keystone in the Dominican Winter League without embarrassing himself and could compete for the job in spring training. Even if he were to win the job with a hot spring, health is a concern— he sprained his knee near the end of spring training and was kayoed shortly after returning to minor-league action in late May by an MCL tear sustained when a baserunner took him out at second base. Murphy’s contact-oriented bat suggests he could be a natural pinch-hitter, and that may prove to be his best defensive position as well.
2010 Murphy began the season in left field, a position at which he looks not unlike a novice on his first orienteering expedition; you really haven't experienced baseball at its fullest until you've seen an outfielder stop to take a compass reading before chasing after the ball. With Delgado's demise he moved over to first base, where he showed far more promise, as often happens when transplanted third basemen (Murphy's minor-league position) move across the diamond. Unfortunately, he wields a light bat for the position: Murphy makes excellent contact, but the downside is that he takes few walks, and combine that with only small gifts in the power department, and you get production far short of first-base expectations. The Mets also found he needed to be platooned, and his performance away from Citi was weak (.238/.304/.358). Murphy did have a stronger second half, hitting .282/.313/.485, which still isn't first base-worthy but at least gives hope that the potential exists for him to narrow the gap.
2009 Murphy was the third position player from the 2006 draft to make the majors, after Evan Longoria (third pick) and Manny Burriss (33rd), despite not being selected until the the 13th round (394th overall). The Mets felt he was ready due to an advanced plate approach; Murphy's pitch recognition skills ranked as tops in the system, and he demonstrated that ability in the majors: after getting called up on August 2, Murphy saw 4.25 pitches per plate appearance, a figure that would have ranked third in the NL over the full season. Finding a defensive position where he can stick has been a challenge; the Mets are hoping Murphy will improve to adequate in left field; they tried him at second in the AFL, but that's just wishful thinking. As it stands now, he'll platoon with Fernando Tatis.

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DateQuestionAnswer
2011-07-21 13:00:00 (link to chat)First Answer: 1:04pm Chat time Temperature: 95 degrees (Heat Index 106) Wind blowing out to CF at 8mph
(Mike Ferrin from Baltimore)
Did you know: Daniel Murphy's in the Top 10 in hitting in the NL? I sure didn't... (Mike Ferrin)
2011-07-21 13:00:00 (link to chat)Where do you think Daniel Murphy ends up, both position and team-wise?
(bigcity from NY)
I love the super utility roll for him. Let you spell guys all over. He certainly doesn't hurt you offensively as an extra guy. If you needed to play him everyday at 2B, does it kill you? I guess the big question is: Is 2B REALLY a defensive position? If not, well, the bat certainly plays there. (Mike Ferrin)
2011-06-02 13:00:00 (link to chat)Where would you rank Allen Craig amongst NL 2B once he gets eligibility?
(KD from Loop)
Depends how much they play Schumaker. If the PT gets split relatively evenly, he's probably somewhere in the middle, ahead of guys like Daniel Murphy and Jonathan Herrera, maybe in line with a guy like Darwin Barney. It really depends on the PT, though. (Derek Carty)
2011-03-08 14:00:00 (link to chat)Who will be playing 2B for the Mets this year?
(bfitzge3 from Upstate NY)
Head says Daniel Murphy, since they've seen him before and at least know his bat, although his glove may be suspect. Gut says Brad Emaus, because they have to keep him on the roster as a Rule 5 pick, he'll be superior defensively, and shouldn't be too much less than Murphy with the bat. (Cory Schwartz)
2010-05-25 13:00:00 (link to chat)Hi John How much time do you think Chris Carter is going to have with the Mets? Thanks
(Ed from Cranford, NJ)
That's a great question. I would say until they are ready to bring Daniel Murphy back from Buffalo, where he has been optioned after being activated from the DL. I'd like to see Carter get a shot to show what he can do. (John Perrotto)
2010-03-23 16:30:00 (link to chat)Ike Davis is way better than Daniel Murphy... why are the Mets burring this guy? I know he needs more time at Triple A... but it can't be any worse than Murphy and .133 avg so far.
(Jquinton82 from NY)
I really wouldn't read into Spring Training stats much at all. I'd look only at power numbers if anything for hitters, and maybe K/BB for pitchers. There's too much noise there. Here's the thing about calling up Ike Davis-- do you think he'll be better in 2016 or 2010? Because the Mets get him for six years without needing to pay the market price of his talent. They can pick the six years as 2010-2015 or 2011-2016. Are the Mets going to be more competitive in 2016? Maybe that's another reason. (Matt Swartz)
2009-11-24 13:00:00 (link to chat)Does Jack Cust make any sense for the Mets? What would be Oakland's asking price, maybe Daniel Murphy in a straight swap?
(Robin from NJ)
I have no idea why the Mets would want Jack Cust. He can't play the outfield, the NL doesn't have a DH, and unless they were going to use him in a Matt Stairs with the Phillies type of role, it makes no sense. And even if they did want him to be their Stairs, there are plenty of freely available guys like Andy Tracy who could do the same thing without expensing much. (Eric Seidman)
2009-05-18 14:00:00 (link to chat)Starts Jermey Reed at 1b and Daniel Murphy in LF and Gary Sheffield in RF (go get 'em Carlos!) as Ryan Church sits the bench. Starts Gary Sheffield in RF at bats him 4th. Omir Santos starts again! Sacrifice bunts with no one out and a runner on second IN THE FIRST INNING. Pinch hits for Daniel Murphy with Angel F. Pagan with the bases loaded and one out in the 8th inning down by two. These are all things Jerry Manuel did JUST LAST NIGHT. Was he this bad in Chicago? BTW- Mets didn't score in the first (or ever for that matter.) Pagan grounded into a double play. Sheffield went 0 for 4 and left 4 on base.
(Dave from NJ)
He was, and he will be. That the Mets were impressed with him was proof they didn't remember that this was what happened last time around: Manuel aced his interview, says all the right things in a conference room, and then handicapped his ballclub with his fascination with ways of insinuating himself into the ballgame. I know it means something to Mets fans if I label the man "Torborgian," but that's what you're working with, with a dash of braggadocio to spice things up a bit. (Christina Kahrl)


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