In the latest poll, I asked fans if they liked the move of Daniel Murphy to first base.
Here are the results:
- First baseman of the future – 62%
- Trade bait – 34%
- Put him back in LF – 3%
Murphy has looked decent at first so far, with somewhat of an expected learning curve. Unfortunately, outside of his five RBI game this past week, Murphy hasn’t been hitting much.
Since taking over at first base, Murphy has four hits in his last 24 at bats with three walks and five RBIs. That’s a .167 batting average. Three of those hits and all of those RBIs came on May 27 against Washington.
If the Mets are liking what the see out of Murphy, they may be inclined to stick with him at first base next year and beyond. Hopefully his bat comes back sometime soon.
Next poll: What to do with Tim Redding?