Wallpaper Paterson wrote:
First observation: Could Murphy lose PT to Jordany Valdespin (NYM - 2B,SS,OF)?
It is not likely. Unless he gets injured, Murphy is going to pretty much play everyday. He also has some trade value. If Murphy were to get traded, Valdespin probably would play at 2B some. However, the Mets would prefer to keep him in the outfield. Sandy Alderson said CF is a possible spot for Valdespin in 2013.
Murphy is a butcher in the field. That's why he could lose playing time particularly as the Mets fall out of contention, Collins will want to see what he can expect from guys like valdespin. Murphy is pretty well known - decent bat, cast-iron glove.