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Cubbies Crib Sep 13, 2018

Chicago Cubs: Daniel Murphy caught in throes of team-wide slump

After getting off to a scorching start atop the Chicago Cubs lineup in August, veteran Daniel Murphy has joined his teammates in struggling with the bat. Immediately after coming over to the Chicago Cubs in a trade with the Washington Nationals, Daniel Murphy appeared to be just what the doctor ordered – a veteran table […] Chicago Cubs: Daniel Murphy caught in throes of team-wide slump - Cubbies Crib - Cubbies Crib - A Chicago Cubs Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Federal Baseball Sep 9, 2018
Nationals’ lineup for series finale with the Cubs...

Nationals’ lineup for series finale with the Cubs...

Washington and Chicago will try to wrap up their three-game set in D.C. (weather permitting) in this afternoon’s series finale. Wilmer Difo wasn’t in the starting lineup for either of Saturday’s game with Chicago’s Cubs in the nation’s capital, but with now-former Washington Nationals’ second baseman Daniel Murphy in town for the long-weekend series, Difo was a topic of discussion. Before the start of the first game of yesterday’s doubleheader, Difo, 26, had gone 15 for 60 (.250/.297/.533) with three doubles, a triple, and four home runs in 16 games since he took over at...
Cubbies Crib Sep 7, 2018

Chicago Cubs: Welcome to the Daniel Murphy and Anthony Rizzo show

The introduction of seasoned veteran Daniel Murphy into the Chicago Cubs lineup has been a shot in the arm and a much-needed calming presence. There is no question that the addition of Daniel Murphy to the Chicago Cubs has made the most significant impact in altering the 2016 Chicago Cubs core roster. What effect has this […] Chicago Cubs: Welcome to the Daniel Murphy and Anthony Rizzo show - Cubbies Crib - Cubbies Crib - A Chicago Cubs Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Federal Baseball Sep 7, 2018
Daniel Murphy returns to D.C., goes 1 for 5 in first game vs Nationals since 2015...

Daniel Murphy returns to D.C., goes 1 for 5 in first game vs Nationals since 2015...

Cubs’ infielder Daniel Murphy returned to Washington, D.C.’s Nationals Park for the first time since he was dealt to Chicago last month. In the immediate aftermath of the August 21st trade that sent him to the Chicago Cubs in return for minor league infielder Andruw Monasterio, 33-year-old, now-former Nationals’ second baseman Daniel Murphy was asked how he viewed his two and a half seasons with Washington. “The relationships I’ve been able to build with the front office, with the coaching staff, with the training staff, with the players, to me it’s been a success.” - Daniel...
Federal Baseball Sep 6, 2018
Cubs vs. Nationals Series Preview: Daniel Murphy returns

Cubs vs. Nationals Series Preview: Daniel Murphy returns

The Washington Nationals will have their hands full with a red-hot Chicago Cubs team in town — featuring familiar face Daniel Murphy. Cubs (82-57) vs. Nationals (69-71) series info: Game 1: Thursday, Sept. 6 at 7:05 p.m. ET (MASN/106.7 The Fan) Game 2: Friday, Sept. 7 at 7:05 p.m. ET (MASN/106.7) Game 3: Saturday, Sept. 8 at 7:05 p.m. ET (MASN/106.7) Game 4: Sunday, Sept. 9 at 1:35 p.m. ET (MASN/106.7) Pitching matchups: Thursday: Kyle Hendricks (11-10, 3.77 ERA) vs. Stephen Strasburg (7-7, 4.09) Friday: Jon Lester (15-5, 3.53) vs. Joe Ross (5-3, 5.01) Saturday: Cole Hamels (9-9, 3.67)...
SNY TV Sep 6, 2018

Should Mets bring back Daniel Murphy this winter?

Daniel Murphy has tormented the Mets since leaving, but he'll be a free agent again this winter.
Rox Pile Aug 28, 2018

Colorado Rockies: Why didn’t they claim Daniel Murphy?

As we wind down the month of August, the Colorado Rockies are one of only a few teams that have not done much to shore up their team in July or August. They could have done it with the acquisition of Daniel Murphy but they passed on him. The Colorado Rockies have had a nice […] Colorado Rockies: Why didn’t they claim Daniel Murphy? - Rox Pile - Rox Pile - A Colorado Rockies Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Cubbies Crib Aug 27, 2018

Chicago Cubs: Daniel Murphy leading offensive resurgence

In a stretch which saw the Chicago Cubs score five runs in five games, the team made a late-season acquisition in Daniel Murphy. Now, fresh off his first week as a Cub, Murphy is leading an offensive resurgence in Wrigleyville. Last week, the Chicago Cubs set out on an arduous journey. The teams’ schedule did […] Chicago Cubs: Daniel Murphy leading offensive resurgence - Cubbies Crib - Cubbies Crib - A Chicago Cubs Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Federal Baseball Aug 27, 2018
Is the Nationals’ “window” closed? Nats intend to remain competitive “for a long time”...

Is the Nationals’ “window” closed? Nats intend to remain competitive “for a long time”...

It’s not going to happen this season, barring a miraculous finish, but that doesn’t mean the Washington Nationals won’t be back competing for a postseason berth in 2019. “We keep hearing about this window that we have that is closing,” Nationals’ GM Mike Rizzo told reporters after he traded Daniel Murphy to the Chicago Cubs and Matt Adams to the St. Louis Cardinals last week, in moves seen as waving a white flag on the 2018 campaign. “We have to play better, and when we don’t win games it’s because of us, it’s not because of Davey or Riz or any of those guys.” - Ryan...
Federal Baseball Aug 24, 2018
Wire Taps: Max Scherzer vs Aaron Nola; Nationals head to NY; Players’ Weekend

Wire Taps: Max Scherzer vs Aaron Nola; Nationals head to NY; Players’ Weekend

Catch up on the last 24 hours in Nationals news before the start of this weekend’s three-game set with the Mets. Max Scherzer and Aaron Nola went head-to-head in yesterday’s series finale in the nation’s capital. Afterwards, the Nationals’ ace was asked about this week’s trades that sent Daniel Murphy to the Cubs and Matt Adams to the Cardinals. “It’s frustrating,” Scherzer said, “but it’s also been a frustrating season for us as a whole, and so it is what it is.” Okay. So, not a fan. Moving on. Read your links before the Nationals and Mets start their three-game...
Federal Baseball Aug 23, 2018
Sometimes, a letter isn’t enough...

Sometimes, a letter isn’t enough...

Mark Lerner wants to look forward to 2019. Will the Nationals do anything different? His letter sounds like more of the same. Washington Nationals owner, Mark Lerner, penned a letter to fans on Tuesday to try and explain the fire-sale he green-lit. The club sent Daniel Murphy to the Chicago Cubs and Matt Adams to the St. Louis Cardinals. It feels kind of anticlimactic. Much like this letter, in which Mr. Lerner writes: When something isn’t working, you evaluate the situation and take the necessary steps to improve it. You don’t just stand by, cross your fingers, and hope for the...
New York Post Aug 23, 2018

Mets may have just discovered their next Daniel Murphy

Now that the 2019 schedule is out, the Mets may also have found their 2019 second baseman in Jeff McNeil. In this launch-angle age, McNeil is a path-to-ball hitter. You know, a guy who makes contact. It’s kind of refreshing, and he is off to a rocket start. “He reminds me of Daniel Murphy,’’ a...
Cubbies Crib Aug 22, 2018

Chicago Cubs acquire Daniel Murphy and his ‘lifestyle’ baggage in deal

For the second time in three seasons, the Chicago Cubs picked up a high-impact player midseason with some less-than-savory off-field behavior in his past. Looking to spark an offense that has fallen flat this month, the Chicago Cubs acquired a former public enemy number one in Daniel Murphy. Of course, I’m referring to his historic […] Chicago Cubs acquire Daniel Murphy and his ‘lifestyle’ baggage in deal - Cubbies Crib - Cubbies Crib - A Chicago Cubs Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Bleed Cubbie Blue Aug 22, 2018
Cubs roster move: Daniel Murphy activated, Addison Russell to disabled list

Cubs roster move: Daniel Murphy activated, Addison Russell to disabled list

The Cubs hope Murphy will boost the offense. Addison Russell has been bothered by multiple nagging injuries this year, none of which were (up to now) serious enough to put him on the disabled list. He has a swollen knuckle on his left middle finger, and was scratched from Tuesday’s game with shoulder inflammation. With just-acquired Daniel Murphy activated for tonight’s game against the Tigers, Russell will get a 10-day break, retroactive to yesterday: #Cubs place Russell on 10 day DL retroactive to Monday with sprained left middle finger— Carrie Muskat (@CarrieMuskat) August 22,...
Federal Baseball Aug 22, 2018
Nationals’ lineup for second of three with the Phillies...

Nationals’ lineup for second of three with the Phillies...

Day 2 of the post-Daniel Murphy and Matt Adams era Nationals gets underway at 7:05 PM EDT. With the trade that sent Daniel Murphy to the Chicago Cubs yesterday, Wilmer Difo is going to get an opportunity to play second base on an everyday basis. In 78 games and 302 plate appearances as a starter this season, the 26-year-old infielder has put up a .250/.306/.362 line with nine doubles, five triples, and four home runs. Davey Martinez talked before last night’s game, (in which Difo went 1 for 4 with the second of back-to-back home runs in the sixth, for what was the eventual winning...

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