Mets try to compensate for Murphy's w...

Mets try to compensate for Murphy's weak arm

There are 9 comments on the Newsday story from Apr 16, 2009, titled Mets try to compensate for Murphy's weak arm. In it, Newsday reports that:

Out of leftfield comes a potentially troubling situation for the Mets . This is no play on words, though Daniel Murphy did evoke that expression for the unexpected Wednesday night when he directed a throw, theoretically meant to nail a runner headed for home, to the cutoff man closest to him.

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#1 Apr 17, 2009
Pathetic. Murphy needs to throw home on that play. That runner should have been dead meat !

Lehigh Acres, FL

#2 Apr 17, 2009
"Murph still has an infielder's arm?" What the heck does that mean? Didn't Murphy, as a 2nd baseman and cut-off man on balls hit to right, have to unleash major league pegs to the plate from the outfield grass? Now, suddenly, in left field, he's nursing along a feeble arm enroute to building arm strength for his new job as outfielder? Only the Mets would feed us baloney like that. The real question is: What has management been looking at all spring? This problem went completely unnoticed for, what, 30 games? This organization is its own worst enemy.

Honolulu, HI

#3 Apr 17, 2009
Play Tatis in LF!

Mineola, NY

#4 Apr 17, 2009
Here is an idea, why don't we trade for one of the yankee all-star scrubs.

Thank you!

“The Original Stickball Kid”

Since: Mar 08


#5 Apr 17, 2009
Well it looks like as long as Manuel loves his bat and team spirit, he is going to play. Like Manuel said, when his infield arm becomes and outfield arm, he will turn him loose. Right now it's a great decoy because you never know when he may actually throw it home and nail someone.

Mineola, NY

#6 Apr 17, 2009
I will be at the game tomorrow...Yohan's Banana is pitching for the Mets.

Thank you!!
no problem

Wantagh, NY

#7 Apr 17, 2009
If the mets move Murphy to second and use Shef or Tatis in the outfield there would be no problem. The mets could use castillo as a bench player.

United States

#8 Apr 17, 2009
This is turning into a real circus.

Orlando, FL

#11 Apr 19, 2009
Daniel Murphy played only four games in the outfield in the minor leagues. In the 2008 season at Binghamton, Murphy had 11 chances and 11 PO's in left field over the four games. He had never played the outfield before. So he is learning a new position. He will be fine, better than Lastings Milledge, now back in the minor leagues, would have been.

Everyone needs to take a deep breath.

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