When accounting for the 2013 New York Mets, it is easier to focus on the things likely to go right, rather than the enormous gaps in the roster that will need to be filled by overachieving, developing or recovering players.
PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla.—It was the final week of New York Mets spring training, but it didn't seem like it.
For roughly as long as he's been a New York Met, Daniel (never Dan, or Danny) Murphy has seemed like a temporary Met.
The New York Mets and New York Yankees don't make many deals with one another.(2)
Documents on file with the city show that the building slated to house a 170-bed homeless shelter in Carroll Gardens was constructed—and may still be owned—by a convicted felon whose crimes involved abusing the poor for personal gain.(4)
For more than a decade, he’s been one of the most active—and controversial—players in the industry surrounding the provision of beds to society’s most needy.(12)
You have to hand it to the New York Yankees: they've actually started making trades to address injuries just before they happen.
Sure, Daniel Murphy had the game-winning single to beat the Washington Nationals Monday night, 4-3.
But everybody knew Daniel Murphy could hit. If it turns out that he can play second base, too, the Mets could have the makings of an all-star.
Which is what makes his diving stop of a Ryan Zimmerman grounder, followed by a toss to a covering Ruben Tejada at second base to earn a force, every bit as important a play as his big hit.