Daniel Murphy is a member of the Colorado Rockies after signing a 2-year deal in December 2018. Selected in the 13th round of the 2006 MLB Draft by the New York Mets, Murphy would make his big league debut in August of 2008. He would be selected to his first All-Star Game in 2014 and then a year later, led the Mets to the World Series after setting a postseason record, hitting a home run in 6 straight games. He would be named 2015 NLCS MVP.
In December 2015, he would sign a 3-year deal with the Nationals where he would have his two best seasons as a pro. In 2016, he finished second in the NL MVP balloting and hit a career high .347 with 25 home runs, 104 RBI, and led the National League in doubles with 47. In 2017, he would again lead the NL in doubles with 43, finish second with a.322 batting average and contribute 23 home runs and 93 RBI.
Last season, Murphy recovered from knee surgery to return in June, playing in 56 games with Washington before being traded for the first time in his career to the Cubs in August 2018. After finishing out the 2018 at Wrigley Field, Murphy became a free agent where he signed with the Rockies in December.
On this episode of the podcast, we talk with Daniel Murphy about his 2018 year, recovering from knee surgery, being traded and then signing with Colorado, how he began his walk with Christ in October 2011, being tested in his faith during his baseball career, what he learned about platform after winning the National League in 2015, and why he is not on social media.
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