The 2008 season may be over, but ‘09 begins in earnest tomorrow night among the cacti in the desert as several Mets open play in the Arizona Fall League.
The club to watch closely is the Peoria Saguaros. Several farmhands populate the Saguaros’ roster, including Dan Murphy, Eddie Kunz and Bobby Parnell. Murphy is listed as a 1B, but don’t fret. There are no 2B listed on the website, which you can checkÂ out here.
Obviously, since Murphy’s bat isn’t a question-mark, it’ll be tough to follow his progress through the web. It’s kinda tough to break down defense through a box score.
What’ll be interesting is how Parnell and Kunz are used. Will Parnell start or will the Mets use him out of the ‘pen? Or will Kunz close games down there?
Last thing: Jerry Manuel just had a wide-ranging 40-minute interview on WFAN. One item pertained to this topic â€” Manuel said Murphy will head to Puerto Rico for winter ball after the AFL season is over.