Daniel Murphy's Role on the 2011 New York Mets

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Daniel Murphy's Role on the 2011 New York Mets
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Daniel Murphy is in a state of flux within the Mets organization.  Murphy was once a man poised to be the starting first baseman with the departure of Carlos Delgado and solid 2008 and 2009 season, which averaged out as 11 home runs, 64 runs batted in, a .275 batting average and a .331 on-base percentage over 162 games.

When a leg injury ended his 2010 season, he lost the starting first baseman job to Ike Davis.  Murphy will not be able get his job back at first base over Davis, and thus must switch positions to be able to play for the Mets.  The only question is what position will Murphy be able to play, and what will happen to him if he can't?

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