Friday, August 22, 2008

David Murphy Should Be Fired

Typically, I have no problem with David Murphy, the Phillies beat writer at The Daily News.

But just minutes ago on "Daily News Live," Murphy said Ryan Howard is having a more disappointing year than Jimmy Rollins. What?!? Are you on drugs David Murphy?

Here's his reasoning. Ryan Howard's batting average is way farther below his career average this year than Jimmy's is. That's it. That's his entire reasoning. And while that's true, his other numbers are right on par, where Jimmy's are way, way down, especially from last year's MVP season.

Here's the numbers: Howard-.229 average, 33 home runs, 104 RBIs, 228 total bases and 61 walks. Sure, he's on the verge of striking out 200 times, but he's still produced a lot of runs this year.
Rollins-.261 average, 8 home runs, 42 RBIs, 176 total bases and 39 walks. Not to mention Rollins has been benched twice, once for not hustling (he's only hustled about 50-60 percent of the games, maybe) and for showing up late. Oh yeah, and he got hurt stepping on second base.

Really, you think Howard is more disappointing than Rollins, David Murhpy? You're a fucking idiot. I bet you think Edgar Martinez is better than Mike Schmidt too because his average is higher. What a moron.

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