I’m Still With 28

So Daniel Murphy has a rough couple of games and some so called Mets fans have turned on him. There are times, and this in one of those times, that this fan base deserved to treated like shit by the likes of Bobby Bonnila, Jeff Kent and the immortal Richie Hebner.  

Murph had a bad game last night; for sure in fact he said it himself after the game as he faced the media. There is no run and hide in Murphy he acknowledged his bad play at 2nd base last night and addressed the fielding problems the Mets have had most of the season and he took the first shot at himself:

“You don’t have to look any farther than this locker here where to start with some of our poor play the last couple of days. It starts right here.”

Before last night, the jackals were quiet but with a two error game coming on the heels of an 0-14 offensive bump in the road, the Murphy detractors have come out in full force, none more prominent than the wanna-be Mike Francesa’s Mark Malusis and Sal Licata two of the many uniformed and untalented talking shit heads on SNY.

Before last night, there was no one taking Murphy to task about his fielding, in fact Keith Hernandez who may be a bit more qualified that a stooge like Licata, has praised the work Murph has put in with Tim Teufel to make himself into a serviceable second baseman.  It’s more sad than funny how the Murphy bashers go on and on about his defensive deficiencies but never talk about the hours of hard work Murph puts in to make himself better, see in order to observe this, you would have to get out to the ball park early and watch Murph take ground ball after ground ball but of course that would take commitment to your craft which many TV and sports talk radio nimrods in this town lack in spades.  Maybe if Licatta worked as hard at his job like Murph does he’d still be employed at WFAN.

We all know that Murphy can hit, in fact his bat with RISP has been a solid .333/.369/.433 so far this year and when its 2outs/RISP Murph raises his game to .391/.440/.522 and is one of the main reasons the Mets have played above many expectations.

Maybe it’s good that many so called Mets fans can forget the malcontents and lazy asses that paraded on the Shea Stadium field back in the 90’s.  For all you so called Mets enthusiast who are calling for the Mets to deal Murph I have a better idea one that would make us both very happy, GO ROOT FOR ANOTHER TEAM!

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  1. Murph is one of the easiest guys to root for on this team. I don’t understand the hate. He seems to be emerging as a leader. When a run is driven in he is the first high five after that guy crosses the plate. He is clearly looking a little shell shocked after the last two games, but I’m positive he will snap out of it. Get rid of him? Thats ludicrous. He is a tier below Wright/Santana/Dickey in terms of importance to this team.

  2. SNY does have many knuckleheads on the Wilpon payroll. Only decent on-air people are the Mets telecast folks. Rest are wannabees, low-cost discards from ESPN or MSG, and of course the clowns from the Daily News – men who should never be seen on television or heard on radio.

  3. SNY hires so many horrible anchors, Brian Custer, Kirk Jimenez, Michelle Yu, Kerith Burke, they are so bad…and that does not include the ones that left. They had the perfect anchor/personality in Meredith Marakovitz, and they let her go to YES, because they hardly used her. She knew sports and was smoking hot on top of it. My lord…who makes the non Mets talent (or lack of it) calls?

  4. Krane,
    Murph is an easy guy to root for – hard worker, stand up guy, great attitude. That said, his play in the field this year has been poor. He leads NL 2B in Es, he has botched other plays that haven”t been scored Es, and overall hasn’t looked good even when recording outs. That said, he is in there for his offense, but his O has looked more Luis Castillo-like in 2012. I don’t hate him and I am not calling for te Mets to trade him, but they are actually in the pennant race this year and need either more offense, better defense, or both from 2B.

  5. That post was a LOAD of trash. First thing I for one didnt come uot of the woodwork when Murphy had a bad game. I have been on record for two years that the guy cannot play second base. Which is a fact. And enough about the hardwork its pure BS. I do not know if he is out there for hours working at playing 2B but so what if he is, This is the major leagues yuo either get it or you dont. Showing up and taking grounders for 2 hours to cover your ass and make it look good because the first 20 years of your life you didnt do jack shit to get better is just window dressing for me.


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