A Tough Luck TTM Success
June 9th, 2010 by slangon

It seems like while I was busy with that Series 2 box break, my mailbox was working over time. This was one of the things that popped out of it.

2010 SlangKo Sport Stars #28 Daniel Murphy

I was pretty glad to get this through-the-mail request back since Murph is one of my favorite players on the Mets, but it’s a little bitter sweet.

Just to recap, Murphy was all set to be the Mets Opening Day first baseman for 2010. Four days before Spring Training ended, he sprained his knee in a run-down. While he was out, Ike Davis got promoted, taking over 1st base, and the way he’s been playing, it doesn’t seem like Daniel is going to get it back any time soon. Rather than get bummed out about the situation, once Murphy started to play rehab games, he played other positions, such as 2nd base, to make himself more versatile once he comes back to the big club.

Now, I had received this card on June 1st. Daniel played his first game with the Mets AAA team, the Buffalo Bisons, that same day. So he must’ve sent that card back only a day or 2 before he left Port St. Lucie. The day after I received this card in the mail, Murph got taken out by a slide at second trying to turn a double play. An MRI revealed a high-grade tear of the medial collateral ligament in his right knee. He’s out for the rest of the season now.

I have yet to see a replay of the slide, but I’ve read a few places that players on the Bisons felt it was a dirty play.

Regardless of whether the slide was dirty or not, it just sucks for Murph. It seems like the Mets were a little unsure as to what to do with him as it was. Now what the hell are they going to do with him after he’s going to miss an entire year?

Hang in there, Murph.

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