Twitter reacts to Cubs acquiring Daniel Murphy
|Tuesday, August 21, 2018 5:11 PM- -|
The Chicago Cubs acquired infielder Daniel Murphy from the Washington Nationals on Tuesday.
Cubs Twitter went wild with the news of a new offensive weapon for the North Siders as well as analysts giving their take on the new player on the North Side.
Murphy has a .413 career batting average at Wrigley Field which is the highest in history ahead of No. 2 Eddie Murphy at .395.
Since June 26, Murphy has a .361 batting average which is fifth in the major leagues. In 24 postseason games, he has batted .323 with 8 homers and 19 RBIs.
Daniel Murphy said he was disappointed in himself that it came to this point, but feels like his time with the #Nats has been a success; hopes to be a part of a championship w/ #Cubs... pic.twitter.com/YBrFzqbZuV— federalbaseball (@federalbaseball) August 21, 2018
Murphy to do a presser in D.C today so would guess he joins tomorrow...Cubs clubhouse opening momentarily. Will get react— Jesse Rogers (@ESPNChiCubs) August 21, 2018
Nationals’ selloff means two of the Brewers’ NL Central rivals get new players without giving up much. Cubs get Daniel Murphy for Minor Leaguer Andruw Monasterio plus PTBNL or $$. Cardinals get Matt Adams for nothing (and get Carlos Martinez back from the DL). Still time to add. pic.twitter.com/OoqT9yv4Gs— Adam McCalvy (@AdamMcCalvy) August 21, 2018
by trading for daniel murphy, again for nothing, & once bryant returns, cubs will be adding back the 7th & 9th best hitters in baseball from 2016-2017 to a lineup that previously without KB & murphy are 2nd best in the NL. its theos goddamn league— Frederic (@DOM_Frederic) August 21, 2018
Also worth noting: Rizzo says in addition to minor league infielder Andruw Monasterio, Nats will get a player to be named later from the Cubs, who will be monitored through the Arizona Fall League.— Dan Kolko (@masnKolko) August 21, 2018
The Cubs just got a postseason assassin. Not super surprised by this move, but I know Nats fans will be upset. When he was healthy he did his part in Washington and was worth the 3-years 37.5 million.— F.P. Santangelo Jr. (@Franky_P_) August 21, 2018
Excited to see him (hopefully) play in the postseason. https://t.co/CAAqOpbXgB
Murphy has a career .413 average in 28 regular season games at Wrigley Field (and went 7-for-12 with a HR and 2B in three games there earlier this month). #Cubs— Carrie Muskat (@CarrieMuskat) August 21, 2018
Daniel Murphy can’t kill the Cubs in the post season if he is a cub pic.twitter.com/DLjNh2TdHc— Zach Scott (@ZachScott_23) August 21, 2018
Murphy's career slash line v Cubs: .325/.365/.553/.919. Career .413 hitter at Wrigley (reg season).— Jesse Rogers (@ESPNChiCubs) August 21, 2018
The @Cubs have acquired Daniel Murphy from the @Nationals today.— Stats By STATS (@StatsBySTATS) August 21, 2018
Murphy’s .413 batting average at Wrigley Field is the highest all-time, as well as his 1.142 OPS (minimum 100 PA). #EverybodyIn pic.twitter.com/7XhJnBLWGr
Murphy did miss more than two months to start the year following right knee surgery. He returned on June 12 and was batting .340 with a .904 OPS since the All-Star break. #Cubs— Carrie Muskat (@CarrieMuskat) August 21, 2018
Took Murphy a while to get his legs under him after not playing first 2 1-2 months, but since June 26 (among those with 75 PAs), his .361 batting average is 5th in MLB (Bryce Harper, .369 is 2d). #Nationals #Cubs— Joel Sherman (@Joelsherman1) August 21, 2018
If everyone is healthy, the Cubs have six lineup spots for:— Jeff Passan (@JeffPassan) August 21, 2018
- Kris Bryant
- Javier Baez
- Kyle Schwarber
- Daniel Murphy
- Ben Zobrist
- Addison Russell
- Albert Almora
- Ian Happ
- Jason Heyward
- David Bote
That is a first-world problem.