I gotta be honest, I love David Murphy.
The lefthanded Murphy went 2 for 4 in the game against two of the game’s top pitchers in Erik Bedard and JJ Putz (who has one of the best names in the game).
I know Byrd had a good year last year, but I just don’t see him sniffing his 2007 numbers. History has a tendency of repeating itself and after a good 2003 campaign in Philly, Byrd fell off the map until last year.
I like Byrd, he’s a gamer, a hustler. He’s a good guy for the kids to look up to, but don’t we have Michael Young to do that already? Do we really need a “battler” on the 25 man to merely serve as a big brother type?
I’m willing to give Byrd a month. But if his timing remains as horrible as it was last night, he may not even break the “Mendoza-line” for April.