Seems Daniel Murphy has a fan. His name is Jose Reyes. Here are 2 excerpts from an article in Newsday by David Lennon.
As Murphy trotted off the field, he pumped his fist. The defensive gem not only saved a run, it killed the Phillies’ building momentum — and also earned him further admiration from one of his biggest fans.
“Unbelievable,” Reyes said. “There’s not too many second basemen who can make that play. I think he’s been much better than anybody expected. I’m surprised how comfortable he’s looked over there in his first year at that position.”
“That’s a hard position — I know from experience,” said Reyes, who played 43 games at second base during an ill-fated experiment in 2004 to accommodate the signing of Kaz Matsui. “It’s not easy. The good thing about him is that he works hard. That’s important. He’s always out there during batting practice taking ground balls and working on double plays. A lot of guys wouldn’t do that.”