Daniel Murphy had a blast Tuesday, ready for second half

Daniel Murphy struck out in his only at bat in the 2014 All-Star Game on Tuesday night.

Murphy was the Mets lone representative in the All-Star Game.

“I had a blast,” he said after the game. “I would love to do this again sometime.”



Murphy entered the game as a defensive substitute in the seventh inning. After first baseman Freddie Freeman made an error – unable to handle a ball off the bat – Murphy attempted to still get the out, but flipped the ball over Freeman’s head. Fernando Rodney later struck Murphy out to end the 8th inning with runners on first and second base and the National League down two runs.

Murphy and his family will spend the next two days with the Gees in San Diego, (MLB.com, July 16), where he and his teammates will resume play Friday against the Padres.

“We’re playing really well,” Murphy said about the Mets, who have won 8 of their last 10 games. “I hope it [lasts].”




66 comments
JasonMiles
JasonMiles

Enjoy it Danny Boy-It's a longshot you'll ever get back there again

Dean Austin
Dean Austin

What do you guys think about this trade proposal: The Met's send Murphy, Plawecki, Wheeler and Montero to the Marlins for Stanton. If you look at the needs of both teams it is a great trade. Here are some of my thoughts:


From the Met's perspective:

The team could sign Stanton for a reasonable amount for the next few years (basically by buying out his arbitration years) and then he would be in line for 18-22 million per year after that. They could easily fit this into the budget if the Met's continue to focus on developing and trading for young inexpensive pitching that they can have under team control. The Met's get that big bat they need without dramatically damaging the team or player pipeline. 


From the Marlins perspective: 


Daniel Murphy (he would be a major upgrade for them at second base and will only make around 9 million next year... which is a plus for the budget driven Marlins) 


Kevin Plawecki- The Marlins need a catcher with an upside larger than the Mendoza line .


 Zach Wheeler and Montero. Two good young pitchers.(Miami asked about  Montero's availability during the off season)  


The Met's would then start Flores at second base and Stanton would start in left. 


We then go out and sign Nick Franklin who is sitting in the minors in Seattle who we could most likely acquire for a substantially smaller package then the other short stop names being thrown around the past few weeks. WE NEED TO STAY AWAY FROM TULO HOS HOME AND AWAY SPLITS ARE ALARMING. Franklin would certainly not be a superstar (.250 BA, 12 HR's, 45 RBI's,.335 OBP) but he is better option than Tejada.


2015 Possible lineup:

Granderson RF

D'Anaud C (putting him here would force pitchers to pitch differently to him. I believe he would thrive because he has a quick bat and some power)

Wright 3rd 

Stanton LF

Duda 1B

Lagares CF

Flores 2B (if Flores comes around which he will,you move him up in the lineup)

Franklin SS


Starting Rotation possibilities: (not in any order)

Harvey 

Niese

Gee

Colon 

Degrom

Syndergaard

Matz (maybe a Sept call up)

plus you have a few other guys that could get the nod as well.


Thoughts?


Bob Burket
Bob Burket

There was an All Star game last night?  Wupps. I missed it!  :)

Not4Nutten
Not4Nutten

The way Murphy is playing, he will return next year!

Steven Molello
Steven Molello

BUD SELIG should go down as one of the worst commissioners baseball has ever had!

robby
robby

Murph was a little timid up there.  We don't need players like that.  Trade him or tell him to grow a pair

cpamerica5
cpamerica5

Mike Matheny's decision to start HIS ace in Wainwright over the National League's ace in Kershaw clearly backfired.

Roger Caruthers
Roger Caruthers

I love how Joe Buck overemphasized the phrase, "..and he's a Good Hitter!" Well no s£!t Joe! He wouldn't be in the AllStar game if he were crap. Come on now. Can't you at least do some research before the game. He had nothing else to add about Murph. Joe Buck is an over paid; pompous; a$$.

tierlifer
tierlifer

300 Jeter references and tributes and not one single mention or anything to honor Tony Gwynn at the mid summer classic. Job well done MLB and Selig.  Keep up the good work.  

じゅあn
じゅあn

Typical Daniel Murphy never comes through in a huge spot, and this is why Sandy Alderson has to trade him ASAP.

metjetnet
metjetnet

ASG question:

Who is Joe Nichols, and why does he hate America?

wingo43
wingo43

If my recollection serves me right, we usually take a big tumble after the ASG in recent years. I remember that knife in the stomach feeling after naively getting my hopes up from   Hopefully, we can turn that corner this year.  I'm feeling it with these young guys.  We just need a thumper in LF.  That said, I'm not making any stupid trades involving our starting pitching.  I'm cool with a platoon of Niewenhuise/EY and Campbell in LF for now. Maybe we play/mix in EY occasionally in CF to spell Mr. Juan-derful. But if Capt. Kirk can continue to hit and keep a high OBP, he can be our lead-off hitter most days. 


I have no illusions of us making the playoffs this year.  I'll have those if we're above .500 come mid/late August. 



wingo43
wingo43

Oh well.  Time to move on.  There's more important business at hand.

Doubleday
Doubleday

That's OK, we're still proud of  you, Murph.

dannym28
dannym28

next year when a boat load of mets go is the time ill watch. 

Muhammad Qureshi
Muhammad Qureshi

Who cares, Murphy is still a great player.  We've had the luxury of watching Wright and Beltran get hits in previous ASG games.  Also, we had the pleasure of watching Harvey in last years ASG.  

backstop
backstop

Wright had better numbers than Matt

Carpenter. It was obvious why Matheny picked him instead of Wright (second in voting for 3rd base).

William Bonilla
William Bonilla

Mike Trout is 10 times the player Jeter is....he just won't win as many rings (most likely)

Flocaveli
Flocaveli

Not a bad idea. They'll be tough with Fernandez and Wheeler

BringBackDaveTelghe
BringBackDaveTelghe

One of the dumber things I've heard.  Use actual facts to support this.  Waino has a sub 2 era, has pitched the entire first half and has been absolutely lights out.  There was nothing wrong with the pick.  (Which is meaningless to begin with)

BringBackDaveTelghe
BringBackDaveTelghe

It's the nice way of saying he's can't field or run the bases.  Just over-emphasize the thing he does.

Man this guy can HIT SINGLES!

jenkins
jenkins

@tierlifer Fox was so bent on making Jeter a Cal Ripken All Star hero that they totally missed honoring one of the 2 best hitters of his generation. 


Classless.

Steven Molello
Steven Molello

@tierlifer Major League Baseball should be ashamed. And nothing about Don Zimmer either..Why? Because they both used chewing tobacco? So they're shunned for that but Bud was ok with steroids as long as the ballparks were filled? 


SHAME ON YOU BUD SELIG!

Tarheel11
Tarheel11

@tierlifer Excellent point! That's a shame. Nothing against Jeter but Gwynn deserves more respect than that.

ShawnP
ShawnP

@じゅあn  And,who would you like to fill in at 2nd base for us in exchange for our All star 2nd baseman?

nykjw2
nykjw2

@じゅあn Can't tell if you're trying to be funny....or are just clueless.

theglider
theglider

Clearly you have no idea what you're talking about.

Randy Wilcox
Randy Wilcox

@metjetnet Joe Nichols is a mid-level country musician. Did he do poorly? He actually has a nice voice.

metjetnet
metjetnet

@wingo43 Yes, actually the last few years, we were supposed to be terrible; we all agreed. But then in the first half we actually played well, they produced some fun baseball for us to watch, and by the middle of June we were all hooked again -- and it WAS FUN!!! We rode that lovely feeling right up to the ASG each year. Then they swapped back in the real Mets during the break, they went straight into the tank and slid steadfastly into the chasm of despair. 

I'm more guarded this year. Plus, they've only played well the last 2 wks. Not everyone has bought back in yet. Maybe after such a hard 1st half to watch, they'll give us a decent 2nd half…

I can dream...

ch4nymets
ch4nymets

@dannym28 I live in Cincy and am very excited to see multiple Metropolitans on the NL squad next season. I expect no less than 4 on the team (Harvey, Wheeler, Wright, & TDA).  Wishful thinking, I know.

wingo43
wingo43

@backstop Who cares?  It's more important to the Mets that David get some well-deserved rest.  

metjetnet
metjetnet

@William Bonilla No one will win as many rings as Jeter has. That's just pure right place / right time madness!

stemog
stemog

@Tarheel11 @tierlifer Yes, they should have made mention during the game, but they did talk about it in depth Monday night. Kruk was his minor league roommate with the Padres, and so on. And they mentioned Kiner, too. 

ShawnP
ShawnP

@nykjw2 @じゅあn  By the looks of it,guys I'd say he's clueless and delusional.


Anyone who thinks Murph never comes up big for us and should also be traded ASAP is clearly clueless.

William Bonilla
William Bonilla

How weird would Wright be if he grew a crazy beard lol

William Bonilla
William Bonilla

Yea one is a solid consistent player who has done it a long time....the other is a complete beast....don't make excuses....it's ok for someone to be better than Jeter....SS and CF both have to hit...one doesn't get any advantages in the batters box....it's ok to compare them....Jeter is a hall of fame no matter how you slice it....but you CAN compare Trout to him and Trout is better....no big deal....the reason I brought it up is because they kept mentioning Jeter handing down the torch to Trout....Jeter is not even close to Trout level