Daniel Murphy made his big-league debut August 2, 2008.
He entered the league as a corner infielder. He later moved to the outfield, failed and was asked to learn second base in 2011.
“Quite frankly, I had my doubts,” David Wright said about Murphy playing second base (MLB.com, July 15). “I saw him fumble a lot of double-play balls. I saw him fumble a lot of routine second-base-type stuff. But to see the work that he put in every day made me more and more comfortable with him as a second baseman. This guy was out there for almost a painful amount of time trying to get better.”
It took six years and more than 2,800 plate appearances, but, tonight, Murphy will finally represent the Mets during MLB All-Star Game in Minnesota.
“I’m soaking it in,” Murphy said (MLB.com, July 15). “I’m really trying to take a step back and relax, enjoy it as much as I can.”
Murphy is a tireless worker, adjusting and taking instruction from management every step of his career >> Read more at MLB.com.
Murphy says his teammates are all feeding off one another, and good times may continue in 2014 >> Read more in the New York Post.
If the Mets continue to play well after the All-Star break, it seems far more likely Sandy Alderson would keep Murphy rather than trade him >> Read more in the Daily News.