My head tells me we’d rather have Daniel Murphy’s bat in the lineup over Justin Turner but there’s a large part of my heart that would prefer to see the second base keys handed to Turner.
I know I’m always so down on Murphy and I can’t exactly explain it but I’m just not “sold” on DMurph. I like .300 hitters so it not a logical thing I just like the intangible JT brings to the game.
Turner just exudes scrappiness. Murphy is scrappy too but JT just brings a little more Lenny Dykstra to the game.
Turner banged out 3 hits wednesday so we may have a competition before spring is over.
I think i also have a hard time envisioning Murphy staying healthy for 162 so I betcha Turner gets his AB regardless.