Friday, March 04, 2011

Video: Platoon might be solution at 2B


Daniel Murphy
Ted Berg of SNY.tv did a great piece on who has the upper hand in the second base competition. He interviewed Wally Backman and Tim Teufel, two former second basemen who ironically platooned together in '86.

Both Backman and Teufel think that it is going to be a platoon situation with Daniel Murphy getting most of the AB's because of more righties in the league. Backman thinks that Murphy can play everyday because of the work he has put in. Backman also said that Brad Emaus has natural mechanics at second base, especially when it comes to turning double plays.

Can you smell the Murphy/Emaus platoon?

Both openly admitted that Luis Castillo has to fight for the job, that it won't be just handed to him.

Watch the full video for yourself:


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