Daniel in the Lion’s Den

Posted: 13th September 2009 by Richard Marsh in MLB
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With this season finally drawing to a close, I have spent most of the past six to eight weeks listening to Mets fans and those who cover the Mets in the media trash over and over and over again the Mets first baseman, Daniel Murphy. To me it's just unbelievable what extremes these fans take when it comes to blame and evaluation of a players year. To a man, after last years great September when Daniel Murphy literally skipped AAA to come directly to the Mets and have a wonderful month, he was anointed the final piece of the package which would be added to the already supreme core of Mets players that would have them contend for a championship for the next 10 years. His numbers were in fact pretty darn good for a 23-year-old rookie. He hit .313 had an OBP of .397 and a SLG of .473. He had ...

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