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New York Mets, Dan Murphy: Are the Majors the Right Place to Learn a Position?

Published by on April 22, 2009
Article Source: Bleacher Report - MLB

I understand when a player is so incredibly talented that a team must find a way to make him a starter even when there isn't room for him.

Alfonso Soriano moving to left field in the majors comes to mind, but were talking about a player who is an all-star and Silver Slugging award winner.

Soriano, if not a five tool player is darn close and it's understandable how a team could live with his growing pains in a new position. It could also be expected that a player of Soriano's ilk wouldn't have many growing pains because his pure athleticism would compensate for his lack of experience.

However, I'm not sure Dan Murphy fits into that formula. Murphy brings a very good bat to the table, but that's about it. Ea...

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