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Murphy Staying Within His Game

Daniel Murphy took big steps this past season

Daniel Murphy made an impact in his big league debut last summer. For Murphy, it was amazing the difference one year made as he jumped from St. Lucie to the Mets with just 99 additional minor league games in between. Yet, his breakout performance in New York was not a matter of doing anything differently, just sticking with got him to the show in the first place.

"It was a really exciting year. The organization gave me a great opportunity and I was very pleased to get that opportunity, and of course I was excited to get to the big leagues," said Daniel Murphy went explaining the emotion of his past season. The 2008 season was a whirlwind for the 23-year-old third-baseman turned utility player. His growth came to fruition from the onset as he hit...

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