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Daniel Murphy
Ultimate Mets Database popularity ranking: 380 of 1007 players
Daniel Thomas Murphy
Born: April 1, 1985 at Jacksonville, Fla.
Throws: Right Bats: Left
Height: 6.03 Weight: 210

Daniel Murphy has been the most popular Ultimate Mets Database daily lookup 10 times, most recently on October 25, 2015.

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First Mets game: August 2, 2008
Last Mets game: November 1, 2015

Winner of Sterling award, 2007. (St. Lucie Mets)
Winner of Sterling Player of the Year award, 2008.
Winner of National League Player of the Week award, September 1, 2013. (New York Mets)

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Ed K
August 10, 2008
Great catch in his first game on 8-2-08. I hope it is an indication of things to come!

Ringo Boisclair
August 15, 2008
I was there for his first Major League home run; not a big sample size yet, but from his 12 days in the majors, he looks like a hitter.

It's good to see some young talent from the farm system for a change. Hopefully it will amount to a team with more enthusiasm and fewer chronic injury problems.

Menachem G. Jerenberg
August 17, 2008
Only one word for his Met career so far: Amazin'!

September 6, 2008
This man is one of the keys to the Mets recent success. Notice that they lose when he is not in the lineup and batting second. He is a must for any future long term success. Mark my words!

September 16, 2008
I'm loving Murph. Great approach at the plate. Good walk to srikeout ratio. Lefty hitter with good minor league stats indicating the potential for future growth as a major league hitter. It appears as though CitiFeild may play as a left hand hitters park based on the fence distances and the configuration of the ball park so Murphy may find himself in the right place at the right time. However I fear that the Mets may trade him to a team like Oakland or Boston in a misguided attempt to find a bullpen "closer". Omar if you or your staff happen to read this posting DO NOT TRADE THIS GUY!!

September 21, 2008
I am excited about Daniel Murphy for so many different reasons.

The first being he and I have the same last name. That means if he can raise his status to the level of a player that gets a jersey tee shirt printed, I can have a Met tee with my name on it without being the idiot who puts his own name on the shirt.

Beyond that, this guy can hit. He does not give at bats away and he seems to be a patient hitter that can thrive in the two hole. If this guy can play a decent second base our infield is that much more solid for years to come.

October 1, 2008
At the last game before the closing ceremony started he was the only Met I saw come out to get dirt from the batters box. I liked that. I also noticed from seeing him play and in interviews that he appears to have no sense of humor whatsoever. I really like that.

Jersee Jerry
October 9, 2008
Cool, calm, and collected. These are the attributes that strike me as very positive in regard to Daniel. He kind of reminds me of Keith Hernandez in his plate discipline. If the team does it the right way, he will be here for a long time to come. I have no idea what the team has in mind for Daniel in the future, but if they put him in positions to be successful he will excel.

feat fan
October 13, 2008
Slow down everyone. Time will tell. Remember Mike Vail?

Gets by Buckner
November 4, 2008
Sure, we can say "Remember Mike Vail" or who remembers Gregg Jefferies? This guy looks great and I hope they find a position for him somewhere in 2009.

November 14, 2008
In my honest opinion, Dan Murphy is the Brett Favre of the New York Mets. He is a gunslinger; a man who shoots from the hip and is unafraid to lay down his body for the ultimate goal of winning. Yes, Dan Murphy strides alone in the sun, exuding confidence that only the immortals of the game (i.e., Cobb, Ruth, Mathewson, Kiner, Seaver) are blessed with. Yes, Dan Murphy has the qualities of that type of man. A Brett Favre. A true man of men!

November 19, 2008
Did I hear you evoke the names of Kiner, Seaver, Favre, Cobb in the same breath as Murphy, a nice looking prospect that may be a potential George Brett type someday? Even Brett had to begin as a low power .285 hitter for his first few years. Less expectations equal no disappointments. Kid has the balls, needs a permanent position and a look at big league pitching on a regular basis. Let's not Alex Ochoa him out of town. Remember Victor Diaz?

February 28, 2011
I was driving back from a concert last summer on an incredibly rainy night. When I turned on the radio, I couldn't believe the Buffalo Bisons were playing in that garbage, and they were going to extra innings. Murphy was at second base trying to turn a double play when the radio announcer screamed that Murphy went down in a heap after an ugly takeout slide. Destroyed his knee. I really hope that Murphy makes it back because I like his swing and he showed some intelligence at the plate.

Joe Figliola
April 22, 2011
Say what you want about Murphy; the guy has no fear of Citi Field. He doesn't let this airplane hangar of a ballpark psych him out and his swing appears tailor-made for those crazy right field bleachers. Here's hoping he settles at one position so he can really fine tune his strong plate presence.

July 18, 2011
This guy can flat out hit. No glove, no arm, no speed, little power...but the guy can hit. You gotta give that to him.

Jonathan Stern
January 1, 2012
Worst Mets outfielder ever. Made Todd Hundley and Howard Johnson look like Kevin McReynolds before he got fat. However, he seems like a good guy and, as some of the above people wrote, he can hit. I don't see him as another Pete Rose (like the Mets proclaimed initially), but he is very likable as player and person and I hope he plays decent 2B, continues to hit, and stays healthy.

Shickhaus Franks
January 1, 2012
There are things that you DON'T DO in life: (1) Shout fire in a crowded auditorium. (2) Look at your neighbor's wife as she's wearing a string bikini by the pool getting a tan, especially if the husband is the jealous type. (3) Wave the confederate flag and blast the music of Toby Keith in Compton, California. and (4) Agree to play Santa Claus at the New York Mets annual Christmas party. Many of the players that wind up being Mr. Claus usually wind up being in another organization; so in other words, even if he recovers from yet another injury, it was nice knowing you Daniel Murphy.

Ringo Boisclair
January 1, 2012
This guy can hit - for real! He's like Magadan with extra pop and more intensity. He can field the infield O.K. and will only get better if allowed to settle down at a single position

When the Coupons dump Wright's salary at the deadline in 2012 (which they most likely will) the one good thing to come out of that bad thing might be Murphy getting a chance to play and grow at his natural position.

His work ethic and drive will elevate his game and I can see him becoming a classical Met hero: devout, good-natured, humble, kind to his teammates, but with a ferocious drive to win once he's between the lines.

With shorter walls, look for his slugging to increase.

This'll be one of the few things worth watching in 2012.

Dan the Man
June 24, 2013
Dan the Man! He's like my alter-ego; same first and middle names! Like me maybe not born with the most amount of skill, gracefulness, and the ability to make intelligent decisions at times ...but you know he always gives it his all and is a darn good likeable guy for sure. I'm happy to root for him!

November 20, 2013
One of the most unappreciated players on the Mets, Murph isn't an All Star by any means, but he is a solid player to have in your lineup

Elizabeth Durkin
December 2, 2013
I think Daniel Murphy has come a long way since he has joined the Mets. He is an extremely hard worker and his batting average has improved every year. He has gotten better defensively on second base and has made some beautiful plays. He deserves to be the Mets second baseman. Personally I got to meet Daniel Murphy after a Met game this 7/20/13 on my anniversary. He was leaving in his car and stopped and gave us autographs and spoke with us. He and his wife were so sweet to us. I got his autograph on my daughter's Irish Met hat which she so so thrilled about. She is a big Daniel Murphy fan. I always enjoy watching Daniel Murphy play at Citi Field and hope he will play on the Mets for a long time.

Ringo Boisclair
May 24, 2014
He just keeps getting better and better and better. He's worked on the weaker aspects of his game and now he has no weak points. At least average fielding, great on the bases, great at the plate.

It shows anything is possible if you work hard enough.

He's the one Met you want up when the game is on the line. I had the second comment here going on six years ago. My opinion of him as a ballplayer was high then and has kept rising since.

March 4, 2015
Stupidity is a lifestyle choice.

August 11, 2015
Murphy will end up going down and be remembered as a pretty good, slightly underrated Met. He can/could certainly hit and that in the end is what he will be remembered for and not necessarily his sometimes odd baseball decisions.

October 17, 2015
Postseason hero. If we win the World Series this year, his steal of third against the Dodgers in game 5 of the 2015 NLDS will go down as the greatest stolen base in Mets history. Murphy on first, Duda walks, Dodgers defense in the lefty shift, and with no one covering third, Murphy trots to second, and then turns on the jets to get to third. d'Arnaud then hits a sac fly to Ethier in foul territory, Murphy scores to tie the game, and the Mets take the wind out of the Dodgers' sails. Beautiful.

Ringo Boisclair
October 21, 2015
I notice nobody on this thread had a negative thing to say about Murphy until around 2014-5. Three thing happened around that time.

1) Murphy's salary began to approach market level

2) The Wilpons began trying to dump his salary every off-season and trading deadline

3) The announcers who work for the Wilpons became noticeably more critical of Murphy in a probable effort to turn the fans against him

I don't think these three things are coincidence. When the Wilpons part ways with a player they don't want to pay trying to make him look bad is usually part of the process.

It's no surprise Murphy has proven the best clutch player in Mets history. That's the kind of player he is. If the organization had gotten their wish and dumped his salary they'd be out of the post-season already. Murphy is a winner and the Wilpons and their stooges are losers.

October 21, 2015
Talk about coming up big in the playoffs, his 4 home runs have come off Clayton Kershaw twice, Zack Greinke and Jon Lester. That's pretty good lol

October 21, 2015
There is nothing more to say about Murphy's 2015 postseason performance. Giving him the MVP is simply not enough considering what he's done. The home runs are historic, but that's not all. The baserunning and defense have also been great, and who would have ever thought you'd say that about Murphy?

Shickhaus Franks
October 25, 2015
Very good article in Saturday's (10/24) NY Daily News where Mr. Murphy is 100% Christian beliefs which includes his statements on homosexuality. Now I'm conflicted: I'm a long suffering Mets fan that has been happy with his great home run clouts as of late but I also have a gay sibling. His views are his views and vice versa!! I'll be cheering Daniel Murphy the ballplayer but NOT Daniel Murphy's religious beliefs.

November 16, 2015
What a bum. Biggest moment of the season and TWICE he can't field a measly grounder. Thank god he didn't take the QO. Good riddance Murph. Take your cheap doubles and awful play with you to Colorado.

Dan the Man
November 15, 2015
Second posting on Daniel two years later! As of today (11/15/15) it looks like Daniel won't be back. Ringo, I'm seriously thinking about something you said about the Wilpons trying to make him look bad in order to avoid paying him money. You know, I had always wondered why Mike Francescer always seemed to pick on him so much. I mean what Mike you don't like Irish people?? I mean you may not think he's the best ball player in the world and he's entitled to think that but it always seemed personal with him. Then it occurred to me it wouldn't surprise me if the Wilpons had been paying Mike off to make him look bad.

Anyway, in the NLCS he had a series that would have made Babe Ruth envious. Still, as we all know his defense limitations came up in the World Series. Yet to me and as mentioned before by the fans he strikes me as the type of guy who would be humbled by that and step up his game even more.

Regardless Daniel I wish you well in your future endeavors. May we all channel that inner murph in life.

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