Jerry Manuel is saying Daniel Murphy will be the starter at first base. Not only that, but it could be less of a platoon than anybody thought, with Murphy also batting against left handers. If true, the the operative word there is IF, then I’m all for it.
How else is Murphy going to develop if he doesn’t get to face all kinds of pitching? The upside for him is greater than that of Fernando Tatis.
But, announcements like that have been made before. I’ll believe it when I see it.