“Guest Blogger” Daniel Murphy
Hey baseball fans my name is Daniel Murphy I am currently in the NY Mets organization and
playing with Peoria in the Arizona Fall League.
I was very excited to begin my 2008 season in Binghamton and to be fortunate enough to finish the year in NY with the big league team. My experience this year was amazing the entire staff and players welcomed me and made me very comfortable in the midst of a pennant race. I look forward to hopefully spending the 2009 season in the brand new CitiField in Flushing and trying to help the mets win a championship.
As of right now I am currently not in the lineup due a forearm injury that took place in the annual Rising Stars game. Hopefully I should be ready for action by the end of this week but as of now I am daily consulting with our trainer Joe Golia who has taken care of me since the injury. But I am looking forward to being back in the lineup and further hone my skills at second base and in the batters box.
My experience in Fall League has been very enjoyable to this point and our team has great chemistry with a great deal of talent. Im eager to see how this season finishes with the makeup of our team and im looking forward to playing for a championship in Arizona. I have been playing second base since arriving in Arizona thanks to the help of our very talented staff including “Pop” Warner, Jack Voight, Rick Eckstein, and Wally Whitehurst I find myself more comfortable and second base daily. Everyday I am getting top of the line coaching and I feel that I am getting more consistent at second base and hope to one day be able to help the mets at that position if they so choose.
Well thats enough about me. I am joined in the Fall League by some of the most talented players in the mets orgainzation which includes Tobi Stoner, Josh Thole, Bobby Parnell, Jason Vargas, Shawn Bowman and Eddie Kunz. Each one of the theses guys impresses me on a daily basis Jason has been dominate since his first outing. Bobby shows the plus fastball/slider combination that allowed him to help us down the stretch in the middle of a pennant race this year. Josh has been swinging the bat very well and has shown an ability to handle a pitching staff that is a little more experienced than he is, and I have heard on more than one occasion that the pitchers really enjoy throwing to him. Bowman now that he is healthy has been one of the most impressive players in the fall league on both offense and defense. And last but not least Eddie has thrown the ball very well showcasing the power sinker that should allow him to help the big league team in the very near future.
Finally I would like to send out my thoughts and prayers to Leonard Davis and Shawn Bowman. Both teammates of mine and great people that need to be remebered in their time of need. Leonard unfortunately had a death in his extended family I believe and I would like him to know that he is in our thoughts. Also Shawn just left a few days ago to be with his father who unfortunately is very sick.
I would like to thank everyone for reading this and hope that I was able to enlighten all you baseball fans to the ins and outs of the Arizona Fall League. I dont know if there is a question and answer to this thing but if there is I look forward to all of your questions.