Cubs acquire INF Daniel Murphy from Nationals in exchange for minor league INF Andruw Monasterio and a played to be named later or cash consideration.
Daniel Murphy is batting .300 with 6 home runs and 29 RBIs so far this season. The Cubs just added a huge bat. This guy was one of those little pests 3 years ago that came out of nowhere. Now the Cubs killer is on the Cubs.
Listen, I know why people don’t like the trade. Murphy’s defense is average to below average. We have like 27 guys who can play 2nd. OK. Do you know who Andruw Monasterio is? Why do you care? Theo just brought you another gift that can hit. It gives Joe another option, and it keeps Addi on the bench. A good thing happened here.
Watch me jinx myself. Murphy is a Cubs killer but as soon as he’s on the Cubs he forgets how to hit. That’s something that would happen to us.